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5 Syrian refugees turn themselves in at US-Mexico border

LAREDO, Texas — Federal officials say another group of Syrian refugees has turned themselves in to immigration authorities along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security confirmed Sunday that the group identified themselves to border agents in the South Texas town of Laredo on Friday. The group consisted of a family of three along with two other men. They ...

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White House sends Abbott assurances on Syrian refugees

DALLAS — Obama administration officials say their process for screening Syrian refugees is “extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive” in a letter sent to Gov. Greg Abbott after he said he opposed any settlement of refugees in Texas. The letter obtained by The Dallas Morning News lists the various steps of the screening and interview process for any refugees seeking to move to ...

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Dalrymple wants halt to resettlement of Syrian refugees

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is joining several of his counterparts in urging a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. until federal security and screening procedures can be reviewed. Dalrymple says he’s sent a letter to President Barack Obama. He also joined several governors on a call with the White House and officials with multiple ...

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Syrian refugees not expected to resettle in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The office of Gov. Jack Dalrymple says North Dakota has not received any Syrian refugees and doesn’t expect any will be sent to the state. The statement from Dalrymple’s office Monday came in response to an inquiry regarding whether he would join other U.S. governors who are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their ...

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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

DETROIT — Several U.S. governors are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of the coordinated attacks in Paris, though immigration experts say under the Refugee Act of 1980 governors cannot legally block refugees from settling in their communities. Here’s a look at where some state governors stand, and the number (in parentheses) ...

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