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More Syrian refugees in Boise than NYC and LA combined
by Dean Johnson
The United States has now admitted its 10,000th Syrian refugee. It's all a part of President Obama's resettlement program. A decision that has come with a lot of controversy.
Syrian refugees have been coming into the U.S. since 2012 and placed in 231 cities across the country, including Boise. In fact, a New York Times article shows the City of Trees has welcomed in more Syrian refugees than the two largest cities in America: New York and Los Angeles. However, why is it that a city of nearly 300,000 is seeing more than a city of 8 million?
"Actually, Boise has been recognized nationally and even internationally in some situations as a welcoming community," Jan Reeves with the Idaho Office of Refugees said.
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