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Catholic Charities Ready For Refugees, If Called Upon

Petr David Josek/AP (from npr.org)

The fate of Syrian and Iraqi refugees remains uncertain. If and when a decision is made to relocate refugees in the United States, one agency will likely be called into action: Catholic Charities. When it comes to resettling refugees, this agency is one of the largest.

Ken Williams is the president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas. KPR's J. Schafer spoke to him to learn more about the agency and its mission.

William says his organization doesn't decide WHICH refugees get in -- that's up to the U.S. State Department -- but his agency does play a role once a decision has been made.