Deborah Amos Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Protesters at Los Angeles International Airport rally Sunday against President Trump's executive order halting entry of refugees and others into the U.S. Amanda Edwards/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Takes Action To Cut Flow Of Refugees Entering U.S.

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Trump Signs Executive Action To Impose 'New Vetting Measures' For Refugees

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When the leaders of Rutland, Vt., decided to host Syrian refugees, it made them a target of a national effort to oppose refugee settlement. Nina Keck/VPR hide caption

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A Vermont Town In The Eye Of The Refugee Resettlement Storm

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Employees hand-finish cheesecakes on the production line at Eli's in Chicago. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Refugees Resettled In Chicago Help Make Its Most Famous Cheesecake

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Almothana Alhamoud (second from left) with his family in Chicago. From left to right are his sister, Fatina; their father, Abdel Bari; their mother, Alia; and his other sister, Rowan. Alhamoud earned a computer engineering degree in Syria, but when he came to the U.S., he initially worked as a cashier. The group Upwardly Global helped him find a job in IT. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

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Osama and Ghada sit on the deck of their home in Princeton, N.J. They and their children are refugees from Syria and have been resettled with help from the Nassau Presbyterian Church. Jake Naughton for NPR hide caption

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After Trump's Election, Uncertainty For Syrian Refugees In The U.S.

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Syrian Refugee Father Shares His Story With Help Of U.S. Veteran

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A counterdemonstrator holds a sign during a gathering in New York City to show solidarity with Syrian and Iraqi refugees last year. Donald Trump's hard-line campaign rhetoric singled out Syrian refugees. "If I win," he told a New Hampshire rally, "they are going back." Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Refugees And Advocates, An Anxious Wait For Clarity On Trump's Policy

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Marsha Lewis, a semi-retired teacher, is one of the volunteers helping Syrian refugee Fadi al-Asmi, standing in the kitchen of Hartford's City Steam Brewery. Asmi, who co-owned a pastry shop in Damascus, now makes desserts at this Hartford cafe. Courtesy of Richard Groothuis hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees In Connecticut, A Helping Hand From Private Volunteers

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Marcell Shehwaro, 32, is the executive director of Kesh Malek, a Syrian group that runs schools in opposition-held areas of Aleppo. The unofficial schools hold classes in basements to protect the children, who don't go outside to play because of the the risk of being hit by bombs or ground fire. She was recently at the United Nations, lobbying world leaders to stop the attacks on Aleppo. Neil Hall/Reuters hide caption

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Refugee Summit Held On Sidelines Of U.N. General Assembly Meeting

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U.S. Shifts Focus To Refugee Crisis At U.N. General Assembly

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Ghada and Osama sit on their deck in their new home in Princeton, N.J. Their family has been resettled from Syria and is being sponsored by the Nassau Presbyterian Church. Due to security concerns we are only including first names. Jake Naughton for NPR hide caption

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Syrian Refugee Gets Free Dental Care From A Dentist Who Also Was A Refugee

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