Concerns Still Expressed About Refugees in America


Passions are again running high about the possibility of Syrian refugees coming to America, including West Virginia.

President Obama’s plan to take in 10,000 Syrians is on hold right now, but people are expressing concerns.

Social media has been focused on a case in Kentucky four years ago, when two Iraqi refugees turned out to be members of Al-Qaeda.

But advocates for bringing refugees to West Virginia believe there would be strong safeguards for background checks.

“I know some people who have come to the United States as refugees, and I know what they went through. I know the time that it took and the number of checks they had to go through, so I am actually not worried about that,” said Rev. Patricia Hart, Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Now despite concerns about bringing refugees into West Virginia, the Governor’s office said again Thursday that no one from the federal government has made a request to put any refugees in the Mountain State.

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