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Taking in refugees hurts our country

Taking in refugees hurts our country

I applaud Gov. Larry Hogan for his stand on Syrian refugees ("Hogan seeks halt to Syrian refugee resettlement in Md.," Nov. 17).

These refugees will cost American citizens $640 million to resettle in the U.S. Our country is in debt that we keep passing from generation to generation. Social Security recipients, of which I am one, will not get an increase in 2016. Our grocery bill has doubled in the last two years, and we are paying more for health care. Gasoline prices may be down, but since my retirement I don't use much gasoline.

Veterans have to wait months for...