Diocese of Metuchen to resettle 40 refugees in NJ

About 40 refugees from a variety of countries are expected to resettle in New Jersey come October.

About 40 refugees from a variety of countries are expected to resettle in New Jersey come October. (1/12/16)

METUCHEN - About 40 refugees, some possibly from Syria, will be calling New Jersey home this year thanks to the Diocese of Metuchen.

The diocese will resettle the refugees beginning in October. They are expected to come from a variety of countries.

“They could be from Africa, they could be from Europe. We don't have any preconceived notions of where, but we know where there's a crisis and there are many refugees right now,” says the diocese’s Erin Friedlander.

Gov. Chris Christie has objected to Syrian refugees coming into the state. The governor cites security concerns over their screening.

Parishes in the four counties comprising the Diocese of Metuchen will assist in providing housing and food for the refugees.

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