Afghan refugees make Oklahoma their home

Oklahoma is now home to hundreds of Afghan refugees.

Catholic charities in eastern Oklahoma said Tulsa has nearly 300 Afghan refugees and expects to eventually have 800.

The White House coordinator overseeing the placement of refugees is impressed with Oklahoma.

“I’m here in Oklahoma for a very simple reason, which is that you are all doing exceptionally well,” said Jack Markell, White House coordinator.

He said the biggest takeaway has been the collaboration between faith groups, veterans, nonprofits and the people of Oklahoma to build these refugees a new home.

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