Nadim Fawzi Jouriyeh, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the United States in August with his family, pushes a shopping cart in El Cajon, Calif. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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White House Wants To Resettle 110,000 Refugees In U.S. Next Year

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Syrian refugee Taher Hamada, 34, cares for his 4-month-old daughter, Tamara, at his apartment in Gaziantep, Turkey. His lack of documents makes it difficult, if not impossible, for him to travel, and could limit the opportunities for his daughter. Nish Nalbandian hide caption

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Najla cooks for Syria Day at Global Grace Café at the Reformed Church of Highland Park in New Jersey. Najla is from Syria and arrived in the U.S. 10 months ago with her husband and daughter after the United Arab Emirates canceled a residency permit, ending her job at an insurance company. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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As U.S. Politicians Shun Syrian Refugees, Religious Groups Embrace Them

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French chef Stephane Jégo (left) poses with Syrian refugee chef Mohammad El Khaldy before the Refugees Food Festival held in Paris in June. Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Paris, Where Food Is King, Refugee Chefs Show What They Have To Offer

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The Passage of the Red Sea, illustration by William Hole (1846-1917). Exodus 14:16: "but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea." Corbis Images hide caption

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Reemas al-Abdullah, 5, wrapped herself in a Canadian flag before a dinner hosted by Friends of Syria at the Toronto Port Authority in December. Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Sacks of food and clothes collected by Zeynap Kurmus Hurbas (left) and her volunteer group at a neighborhood refugee center in a poor Istanbul neighborhood. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Ordinary Turks Quietly Volunteer To Help Syrian Refugees

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Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin (right) shakes hands with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence following a meeting at the Statehouse on Wednesday in Indianapolis. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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At Heart Of Refugee-Resettlement Debate, A Rift Between Church And State

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Members of The Syrian People Solidarity Group protest on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas, after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced he'd refuse to allow Syrian refugees in the state. Texas and the U.S. government are now clashing in court over the issue. Erich Schlegel/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media last week in Northville Township, Mich. Several U.S. governors, including Snyder, are calling to halt or pause efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states after this month's coordinated attacks in Paris. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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Syrian Refugees In Michigan Respond To U.S. Resettlement Hesitations

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