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November 22, 2015 7:12 am

Despite Controversy, Obama Vows to Take in More Syrian Refugees

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President Barack Obama. Photo: Facebook.

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AP – Pushing back against efforts to bar Syrian refugees from resettling in the US, President Barack Obama vowed Saturday that his country will be a welcoming place for millions fleeing violence around the world “as long as I’m president.”

Obama commented Saturday at a learning center in the Malaysian capital that serves the poor, including some refugees. He met with boys and girls wearing crisp white and black uniforms and neckties as they sat at tables and worked on painting and puzzle projects.

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