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Does a Rising Tide Lift All Boats? Refugee Resettlement, Integration and New Zealand’s Settlement Strategy

Prepared by Patti Grogan, July 2008

About the author

Patti Grogan is Deputy Director of Refugee Services at the Florida Department of Children and Families in Tallahassee Florida, the largest refugee resettlement program in the US. Before coming to this position, Patti served as a policy advisor to the Governor on immigration and refugee issues. Patti has more than 20 years of experience in government. In 1992 she was elected to the Florida Senate and served as Chair of the Committee on International Trade, Economic Development and Tourism and Vice Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee. She has taught government and public administration at the university and community college level and served as a member of the Florida Parole Commission. Patti holds a BA from the American University in Washington, DC and an MPA from the University of Central Florida. During Patti's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand she was based at the Department of Labour, where she compared refugee integration strategies in New Zealand and the US.

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