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Wednesday
Feb012017

Trump order impacting Missoula refuge effort

(MISSOULA)- Leaders of Missoula's refugee effort, Soft Landing Missoula, have been scrambling in recent days to sort out the "travel ban" imposed by the Trump Administration.

But the group says it remains committed to helping refugees find new homes in Missoula. 

The executive order signed Friday by President Trump limits entry by immigrants from seven countries which have the been focus of concern over terrorism. 

With 50-refugees already settled in Missoula, Soft Landing has been working to assure new arrivals, and sort out details of the order, including the reunification of families. The group is also advocating support for the refugees who've already located in Missoula, and urging political action to deal with the immigration issue. 

Executive Director Mary Poole has told Newstalk KGVO there's "no indication" any of the current refugees will have to "return or being deported." She says the the refugees "should be safe here", but there are concerns about family members still in the process of immigrating. 

Soft Landing Missoula has posted a fact sheet explaining its concerns and position.