Kosovar Refugees Headed to New Orleans

Source: The Times-Picayune

On June 24, 1999, The Times-Picayune reported that at
least 50 refugees from Kosovo are coming to the New Orleans area.
They will first go to a Catholic Charities guest house, during which
they will seek jobs and permanent lodgings. Catholic Charities in New
Orleans may accept up to 100 refugees from Kosovo before the year’s
end, but they receive only $290 to resettle each refugee. The state
of Louisiana gets between $400,000 and $500,000 annually to provide
refugees with help in finding employment, learning English, and
adjusting to a new culture. The state of Louisiana is expecting
approximately 200 Kosovar refugees this year.