While many Kosovar refugees from camps in the eastern U-S are now headedhome, there’s no mass exodus of refugees from Iowa. Wayne Johnson is chiefof the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services.Johnson says this is the first group of refugees ever offered haven by theU-S on a this basis, who’ve been set up in homes & then will be allowedto return home so easily. He says those placed in Iowa apparently are happywhere they are — for now at least.While many refugees are going back to the Balkans, Johnson says two moreKosovar families were due to arrive in central Iowa this week. He says it’llbe up to the individuals as to how long — or if — they want to stay.There are at least 135 Kosovar refugees who’ve come to Iowa during recentmonths. Most of them are in: Jefferson, Des Moines, Davenport, Waterloo andCedar Rapids.
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