The Madeleine Brand Show for November 8, 2011

Iraqi refugees come to the states

Iraqis wait outside the United Nations H

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Refugees have fled from Iraq in the years since the war began. Many Iraqis have come to the southwest United States, overwhelming local schools and hospitals.

Sixty thousand Iraqis have come to the United States since 2007. Texas, Arizona and California are among the top destinations. The federal government has made resettling these refugees a priority, but some local schools and hospitals are overwhelmed.

Guest:

Jill Replogle reports for the radio project Fronteras from El Cajon in San Diego County.


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