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on November 27, 2015 in World News

Obama Administration Threatens States to Admit Syrian Refugees

Obama Administration Threatens States to Admit Syrian Refugees or Face ‘Enforcement Action’ by Caroline May The Obama administration has warned states to comply with federal efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in communities around the U.S. or else find their states subject to enforcement action. In a letter this week, the Office of Refugee Resettlement threatens states concerned about resettling Syrians with punitive responses if they refuse to accept the refugees. ORR explains that states may not refuse ORR-funded benefits for refugees on the basis of religion and national origin. “Accordingly, states may not categorically deny ORR-funded benefits and services to… View Article

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