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After warm welcome, Syrian family struggles in Connecticut

 

September 11, 2016



NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP, posted Sept. 12, 2016) — As they waited as refugees in Jordan to come to America, Syrian couple Abdullah and Fatema were assured that the United States welcomes all people and that being Muslim would not be a problem.

Those expectations were first dashed when, upon arrival in the U.S. in November, Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence blocked their entry into his state and they were diverted to Connecticut.

In their new home state, they have been received warmly by many, including Connecticut's Democratic governor, but they say they also have faced difficulties with fin...



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