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SE Michigan Township Shuts Door on Syrian Refugees

Resettlement is a long-simmering issue in Michigan, the top destination for Syrian refugees, and in Oakland County, which leads the state.<p>WATERFORD, …

Brazil

Senate Democrats block Syrian refugee bill from advancing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a bill that would crack down on Syrian and Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S. as the debate turned into a referendum on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his policies.<p>Senate Democrats sought to force election-year votes as …

Republicans

Meeting Refugee Goals

The U.S. is more than halfway toward meeting its target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the fiscal year. The number represents about 0.2 percent of the 4.8 million Syrian refugees worldwide.<p>The U.S. is one step closer to meeting its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees this …

Immigration

What We Should Learn From Canada's Refugee Program?

Last week, the New York Times ran a front-page story on Canada's private refugee sponsorship program--in which Canadian citizens and community groups essentially adopt refugees and welcome them into their lives.<p>The energy and support from the Canadian private sector alone has resulted in more than …