Obama admin lobbies governors to accept Syrian refugees

February 22, 2016 9:36 PM

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Obama administration officials tried to reassure dozens of wary governors in a closed-door meeting about the safety of President Obama’s proposal to relocate Middle Eastern refugees in their states, two governors said Monday.

The briefing by senior administration officials last weekend was an effort to “find solutions to some misunderstandings and apprehensions that are out there,” said Gov. Gary Herbert, Utah Republican and chairman of the National Governors Association.

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