US advocates for Syrian refugee resettlement find unexpected allies

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A Syrian refugee boy is carried towards a bus after disembarking a passenger ship at  the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on September 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis
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A Syrian refugee boy is carried towards a bus after disembarking a passenger ship at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, on September 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Michalis Karagiannis *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-REFUGEES-JEWS, originally transmitted on September 15, 2015.

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LOS ANGELES (RNS) Jewish American groups say they can’t be bystanders as the refugee crisis unfolds. They join Arab-American leaders in a critique of existing policies, which have sharply limited the numbers of refugees settled in the United States.