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Groups Turn Up Pressure on Hogan to Accept Syrian Refugees

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Photo: Eoghan Rice (Creative Commons)
Photo: Eoghan Rice (Creative Commons)

Almost since the moment he decided to put a hold on Maryland’s acceptance of Syrian refugees, Gov. Larry Hogan has faced calls to reverse the position and allow resettlement in the Free State. This week, the pressure is ratcheting up.

Baltimore Mayor SRB Welcomes Syrian Refugees

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon (Wikimedia Commons)
Syrian refugees in Lebanon (Wikimedia Commons)

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined a handful of other governors in announcing that he doesn’t want to accept any more Syrian refugees into the state “until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety.” A few hours later, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement of her own.

Can Syrian Refugees Help Grow Baltimore?

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migrantSyrian refugees that are creating a “migrant crisis” in Europe could be a boon to Baltimore.

As close to four million refugees flee the Middle East country beset by Civil War, a Baltimore organization is reaching out to accept more families in need of a new home. As a commentator points out in Forbes, that could also help Baltimore City gain more population.

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