The HIAS welcomes refugees in Philadelphia in 2015. "The faith groups are going to kick and scream and object to every aspect of this disgusting, vile, executive order, which makes America out to be something that it's not," says Mark Hetfield, the organization's president. "You know, we are a country that welcomes refugees." Bill McCay/Getty Images for MoveOn.org hide caption

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Trump Refugee Ban Clashes With Faith-Based Groups' Religious Missions

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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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Omar Al-Awad sits with his daughter Taiba (left) and son Abdul-Jabar in their Toledo apartment in 2015. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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In Toledo, Syrian Refugees Are Welcomed Amid A Difficult Immigration Climate

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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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The debit card the European Union is funding for 1 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, shown in a mock-up, would provide about $30 per person per month to each family member. The idea is to help the refugees in Turkey and keep them from going to countries in Europe. Gokce Saracoglu for NPR hide caption

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Europe's Aid Plan For Syrian Refugees: A Million Debit Cards

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The apartment (upper right) in a communist-era housing block in Leipzig, a city in eastern Germany is the location where a Syrian man, suspected of plotting a jihadist bomb attack, was arrested on Monday. After a nationwide manhunt, the man was caught by fellow Syrian refugees. The case has sparked fresh calls for greater checks on asylum seekers. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ibrahim Halil Dudu is a master tailor. He's also a Syrian refugee living in Ontario, and when the bride next door's zipper broke, he came to the rescue. Lindsay Coulter/Lindsay Coulter Photography hide caption

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An Act Of Kindness, From One Immigrant To Another

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A 6-year-old boy in New York wrote a letter to President Obama offering to share his home with Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy who was seen in the aftermath of an airstrike last month in Aleppo. White House hide caption

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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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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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