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Iraqi refugees come to the states

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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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. LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images

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.


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

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