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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio received 855 refugees from Afghanistan so far. More could be coming in the future. Gov. Mike DeWine’s spokesman Dan Tierney said refugees themselves might want to go with family members that live in certain states. But Ohio doesn’t get to pick and choose refugees to come here. “This… Read More
The limit of 18,000 represents the lowest number of refugees allowed into the country since the modern refugee program was established in 1980.
They’re known as ‘climate refugees.’ But there’s not even an international definition for them, let alone recognition or protection.
The international refugee crisis caused by people fleeing the war-torn Middle East has been a high-profile issue in the presidential campaign. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton told CBS’s “Face the Nation” last year that “the U.S. has to do more” to meet what she called the worst refugee crisis since the end of WWII. Republican opponent… Read More