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        1/8/2014, Shevat 7, 5774

      Senators: Allow More Syrian Refugees Into the U.S.

      Democratic and Republican senators said on Tuesday that the U.S. should offer a home to more Syrian refugees, reports The Associated Press. The U.S. has resettled about 100 Syrian refugees since fighting began.

      Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin lamented the figure may only rise to a few hundred this year. He criticized overly restrictive U.S. immigration laws for refugees. Republican Sen. Ted Cruz also highlighted the crisis, citing the plight of Christian refugees.