October 18, 2015

MIDDLE EAST AMERICA:

Michigan, long a home to Middle Eastern immigrants and refugees, making case for more Syrians (JEFF KAROUB, 10/18/15, Associated Press)

The state, already home to a large Middle Eastern population, has accepted about 75 Syrian refugees this year and is making the case that it's ready for more of about 10,000 that the Obama administration has pledged to take in.

Unlike places where people have been wary about Syrian refugees, Michigan sees them as a societal and economic boon, one solution to population loss. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is bucking some party leaders and working with federal officials on resettlement plans.

Posted by at October 18, 2015 11:14 AM

  

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