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House rushes to halt refugees
by Scott Wong, Jordan Fabian and Alex Bolton
With Americans fearing a Paris-style attack at home, the House is rushing to vote this week on legislation that would temporarily halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S.
Republican lawmakers are feeling enormous pressure to act before they leave town on Thursday for a 10-day Thanksgiving recess. Some said they've received hundreds of phone calls from constituents asking Congress to stop President Obama's plan to admit 10,000 refugees from war-torn Syria.
The House is acting quickly after a string of terrorist attacks in Paris killed 129 people. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, (ISIS) has claimed responsibility. At least one of the attackers appeared to have posed as a refugee from Syria to gain entry to France, sparking a Republican backlash at resettlement efforts in the U.S.
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