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Dueling Rallies on Refugee Crisis Planned in Vt.

Earlier this week Gov. Peter Shumlin said Vermont should welcome Syrian refugees who have been thoroughly vetted before being allowed to settle in the United States

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    Dueling Rallies on Refugee Crisis Planned in Vt.
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    A Syrian refugee, who agreed to be photographed on condition of anonymity because of fear of retaliation against family living in Syria, prays on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, at the Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, Pa. Dozens of Syrian refugee families are being resettled in the Allentown, Pa., area in part because the city is already home to one of the nation's largest population of Syrians, who began settling here in the late 1800s.

    Dueling rallies are being planned outside the Vermont Statehouse for people who feel the state should do more to accommodate Syrian refugees and those who are opposed to that.

    Brooke Paige of the town of Washington is inviting those opposed to an influx of Syrian refugees to the Statehouse lawn both Friday and Saturday to "express concerns with the governor's position on Syrian refugees."

    Meanwhile, members of the Vermont Workers Center and other groups are planning to be at the Statehouse at the same time to show their support for bringing Syrians to the state.

    Earlier this week Gov. Peter Shumlin said Vermont should welcome Syrian refugees who have been thoroughly vetted before being allowed to settle in the United States.

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