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US Backers of Syrian Refugees Step Up Campaign

U.S. advocates for Syrian refugees are intensifying a campaign to boost public support for resettling them in the United States, as opinion polls suggest more than half of U.S. citizens oppose the resettlement program. U.S. President Barack Obama has said he wants to welcome at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the 2016 fiscal year, on top of the 2,234 Syrians whom the State Department says have been admitted to the United States since October 2010. In three U.S. opinion polls published...

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