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Just 24 Syrian families have been resettled in North Texas. Abdulrahman Zetoun’s family is one of them. (Christopher Connelly/KERA)
Just 24 Syrian families have been resettled in North Texas. Abdulrahman Zetoun’s family is one of them. (Christopher Connelly/KERA)
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Twelve Syrians, six of them children, are expected to arrive in Dallas and Houston today, joining relatives already settled in Texas. Nine more refugees are scheduled to arrive in Houston on Thursday.

This come after Texas eased up in its legal fight against resettlement agencies and the federal government. State officials led by Governor Greg Abbott fought for weeks to stop the resettlement of refugees in Texas, saying the federal government’s screening process can't keep ISIS or other terrorists from using resettlement as a backdoor into the U.S. People who help bring refugees into this country say that would be pretty difficult.

Chris Connelly from KERA in Dallas has this report.

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This segment aired on December 7, 2015.

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