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After attacks, debates about resettling refugees

Press Coverage 

"A debate pitting calls for tighter security against pleas for compassion roiled Washington and other communities Tuesday, as Republicans readied to try to block Syrian refugees from entering the United States and the Obama administration tried to tamp down fears stoked by the Paris terror attacks.

Congressional Republicans planned a vote, as soon as this week, to halt President Obama's proposal to admit up to 10,000 Syrians, while most Democrats said the U.S. should continue helping refugees seeking to flee ISIS's murderous regime and a savage civil war. At the same time, aid groups worried that Syrians are being treated like the very terrorists they are fleeing."

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