Francis praises generosity of countries accepting Syrian refugees, as archbishop of Westminster attacks domestic violence

Pope's Christmas Day homily condemns 'monstrous evil' fuelling refugee crisis

December 13, 2014  Obama and U.N. to start bringing 9,000 Syrian Muslims to U.S. in 2015. Resettlement agencies were lobbying for the U.S. to accept at least 75,000 Syrian refugees over the next five years. Until now, the U.S. had accepted only 300 of the more than 3.2 million refugees created by the Syrian civil war. But the U.S. government has been the most active of all nations in accepting Islamic refugees from other war-torn countries. Now, the Syrians will be added to the mix.

Obama and U.N. to start bringing 9,000 Syrian Muslims to U.S. in 2015

Obama Says He's Still Committed To Accepting Syrian Refugees He said they must go through "rigorous screening and security checks."

Obama Says He’s Still Committed To Accepting Syrian Refugees

A growing number of states are refusing to take in Syrian refugees amid heightened security concerns following Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, but they may have no choice but to accept them, according to a State Department spokesman. Michigan and Alabama were the first states in the country to refuse relocating Syrian refugees on Sunday, and they have now been joined by Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Ohio, Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Wisconsin…

Growing Number of States Refuse to Accept Syrian Refugees in Wake of Paris Attacks

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