Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants (GACRI) – Zoom Meeting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Contact for Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants (GACRI) – Zoom Meeting

Governor's Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants (GACRI)

Overview of Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants (GACRI) – Zoom Meeting

  • Fees: Free
  • Capacity: 30 seats available

Governor's Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants members meet on a regular basis to discuss important topics  that impact refugees and immigrants in the Commonwealth.

Per MGL PartI/TitleII/Chapter6/Section208, the functions of the council include but not be limited to: (a) advising the governor on policy, planning, and priorities for refugees and immigrants in the commonwealth; (b) assisting the director of the office for refugees and immigrants in coordinating the efforts of all public agencies concerned with services to refugees and immigrants and in promoting the accessibility of all state services; (c) increasing communication, mutual understanding, and willingness to cooperate among community groups and organizations that serve refugees and immigrants; and (d) increasing public understanding of the needs and contributions of refugees and immigrants.

 

Agenda

GACRI Members Meeting Agenda

                         Governor’s Advisory Council on Refugees and Immigrants- Monthly Meeting

                                                     Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 1:00 pm - to 2:00 pm

                                                                                       Teams

 

1:00 p.m.            Welcome and Introductions       

1:05 p.m.            ORI update:

                                1) Budget

                                2) Refugee Arrivals #

                                3) Refugee cash assistance & Refugee medical assistance- benefit extended

                                4) PRM Deputy Sec. McKeon’s visit on 3/11

                                5) Governor’s $10 million state funding for the Resettlement Agencies to help Ukrainian refugees                                         and others

                            GACRI Chair update

                            Next meeting:  TBD

2:00 p.m.            Adjourn

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