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Feds propose giving states more info on refugees

Feds propose giving states more info on refugees

The Obama administration will provide more thorough information to states on refugees settled within their borders in response to a recent outcry from governors about the Syrian crisis, according to a letter the administration sent Monday.

Working through the National Governors Association, the White House is proposing to create monthly reports that would let state officials review the number of refugees arriving in their jurisdiction, broken down by nationality, age and gender.

"I am proposing establishing a new process through the NGA for the U.S. Department of State to accept individualized requests from governors for more regular access to refugee resettlement...