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8 Syrian refugees settled in Kansas in 2015

Associated Press - November 16, 2015 6:45 pm

Kansas says eight Syrian refugees have settled in the state this year.

The Kansas Department for Children and Families said Monday that one Syrian refugee family settled in Wichita and the other settled in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Wichita office of the International Rescue Committee has said in the past it would be more likely that any Syrian refugees that might come to Kansas would be resettled in Wichita because there is already a well-established Syrian population living in Wichita.

But on Monday, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order forbidding any state agencies or organizations that receive state grant money from helping relocate Syrian refugees in his state.

The governor said the action was necessary because the federal government can’t guarantee Syrian refugees coming to America aren’t terrorists.

Stan Clemons

November 16, 2015 at 11:51 pm

I can’t believe they are already in the US. Obama will let anyone in it seems time for him to move on.

Larry Elmquist

November 17, 2015 at 8:32 am

I would like to relocate as many hateful, historically violent people as possible, but I don’t know where we could send all those Christians.

Doug Clemens

November 17, 2015 at 9:24 am

Let’s run them out of our state we can’t afford any more free loaders. As to the comment from Larry maybe you would look at this different if you lost a relative in Paris or 911.

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