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USCCB: resettle Syrian refugees

Catholic World News - June 24, 2013

The chairman of the Committee on Migration of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called upon the United States and other nations to do more to resettle refugees from Syria and war-torn areas. “To date, the United States has resettled only 24 Syrian refugees,” according to a USCCB press release. “The conflict in Syria is worsening and it is time for the United States and the international community to do more to respond to the needs of Syrians fleeing their country for safety,” said Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles. “We have an obligation to help these vulnerable populations, including and especially the most vulnerable refugees: unaccompanied minors and those that have become victims of human trafficking.” “As the world's leader in protecting refugees, the United States must do more to respond to humanitarian crises in and around Syria and other parts of the globe,” he added.

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