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House Dems call for 10-fold increase of Syrian refugees
by Julian Hattem
Dozens of House Democrats are calling for the Obama administration to dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed into the U.S.
In a letter on Friday, 72 lawmakers said that the country could easily support the resettlement of as many as 100,000 refugees — a 10-fold increase from the White House's plan.
The U.S. should "resettle a minimum of 200,000 refugees by the end of 2016, including 100,000 Syrian refugees," they wrote to the White House. That would be in line with a recommendation from a coalition of 20 refugee organizations called Refugee Council USA.
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