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100 Syrian Refugees Rush into Country After Seattle Judge Halts Trump Executive Order

One hundred Syrian refugees rushed into the country on Monday, the first full week day after Federal District Judge James Robart issued a temporary restraining order halting key elements of President Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.”

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Bureaucrats Bring 500 Refugees Into Country One Day Before Trump’s Expected Ban

Bureaucrats at the State Department brought 500 refugees into the country on Tuesday, one day before President Trump “is expected to order a multi-month ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution, until more aggressive vetting is in place,” according to Reuters.

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Israelis Donate Winter Clothes to Syrian Refugees

The crisis in Syria hasn’t been ignored by Israel. Various Israeli youth movements, including the Youth Federation for Working and Studying, The Dror Movement, and the committed for the fight against genocide are leading a wide scale operation to collect winter clothes for Syrian refugees.

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Obama Administration Nearly Doubles Number of Refugee Arrivals So Far in FY 2017

The Obama administration has accepted 25,584 refugees into the United States in the two months and 26 days since FY 2017 began on October 1, according to the Department of State interactive website. That number is nearly double the 13,791 refugees accepted during the comparable period between October 1, 2015 and December 26, 2015 of the prior fiscal year (FY 2016).

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Capitol Hill Conservatives Prepping for Budget Fight Before Christmas Recess

Capitol Hill conservatives are preparing for a fight over funding the federal government after the current funding legislation expires Dec. 9, as President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) take their last bite from the apple before both men return to private life.

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Germany’s ‘Mr. Flirt’ Teaches Refugees How to Pick Up Women

The subject was pickup lines, and Germany’s “Mr. Flirt” offered a few examples to his class of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. “I really love the scent of your perfume,” he suggested. “You have a beautiful voice.” He invited his students to take a stab.

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Obama Admin Brings in Refugees at Higher Rate After Trump Victory

In the eight days since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, from November 9 to November 16, the Obama administration has brought 2,653 refugees into the country, a slightly higher rate than the 12,472 refugees brought in during the first forty days of FY 2017, according to the State Department’s interactive website.

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Number of Syrian Refugees Resettled in Nevada May Soar in FY 2017

Should this pace of Syrian refugee resettlement continue for the remaining 340 days of the fiscal year, 335 Syrian refugees will be resettled in the state, a more than 400 percent increase from the 60 Syrian refugees resettled there in FY 2016.