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US Groups Expect Syrian Refugee Spike

Responding to the growing refugee crisis in Europe stemming from the civil war in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the United States is increasing the number of refugees it accepts from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017. To date, about 1,500 refugees from Syria have resettled in the U.S. since the conflict in their homeland began in March of 2011. Organizations in the Midwestern U.S. state of Illinois are preparing for an increase in those numbers as the war in Syria drags...

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