What We Know About the Syrian Refugees

As the debate heats up over whether states will accept Syrian refugees, Republican presidential candidates have doubled down on objections to allowing them asylum in the United States, expressing concern that terrorists may also slip in among the innocent civilians seeking to escape a 3-year-long civil war in their homeland. From Ben Carson’s making a comparison between some refugees and rabid dogs to Donald Trump’s saying he would ban all Syrian refugees, the debate has only intensified, with more than 30 state governors saying they oppose having Syrian refugees in their state. Who are the Syrian refugees?

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