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If the US accepts more refugees, how can SoCal bear the load?

by Take Two®

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Seven-year-old Abed Rahman Kanjou, left, plays with his father, Abdul Maman Kanjou, in their temporary housing in Pomona on Monday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2016. The refugee family of six arrived in the United States two weeks ago from Syria. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The U.S. vowed to accept 85,000 refugees over the course of 2016, but Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the White House plans to increase that number to 110,000 people in the coming year.

If more refugees come to this country, how will they get the help they need? And how has it worked so far?

Lilian Alba has helped to resettle Syrian refugees in Southern California through her work at the International Institute of Los Angeles, and joins Take Two.

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