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Syrian refugees beginning to arrive in New Orleans

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(Worthy News) - The flood of refugees migrating from the terror in Syria and Afghanistan has begun to have a trickle effect in the New Orleans area.

"We had served two families, we're expecting one more soon, and we do not know how many more, but we expect more," said Martin Gutierrez of Catholic Charities, which is part of the Archidiocese of New Orleans.

Catholic Charities has targeted services for helping refugees. [ Source ]

State Department releases official numbers on Syrian refugees in La., US

After rumors flew that thousands of Syrian refugees landed in New Orleans Friday night, the US State Department set the record straight.

According to the State Department, 14 refugees from Syria were accepted into Louisiana this year.

On Nov. 14, Governor Bobby Jindal sent a letter to the White House demanding to know the number of Syrian refugee allowed into Louisiana. [ Source ]

 

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