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Senator Durbin Meets With Syrian and Iraqi Refugees, Expresses Opposition to Anti-Refugee Bill

CHICAGO --(ENEWSPF)--January 19, 2016.   A day before the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on legislation that would effectively dismantle the Syrian and Iraqi refugee resettlement program, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met with a small group of refugees who have settled in the Chicago area to hear their stories and express his opposition to the legislation. The American SAFE Act of 2015 would require the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, and the FBI Director to each personally certify more than 100 refugee applicants a day to reach the administration’s stated . . .

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