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The United States prepares to take thousands of Syrian refugees

The United States resettled 359 Syrian refugees in 2013 and 2014, but is preparing for thousands more in the next few years. All the refugee resettlement organizations in Illinois are getting ready for the new Syrian influx while also facing proposed state budget cuts by Governor Rauner. These include cuts in funding for immigrant reintegration programs. Refugee One is one of the major refugee resettlement organizations in the Chicago area. Executive Director Melineh Kano joins us to talk about the Syria situation and the budget cuts. PHOTO: A Syrian boy stands in the entrance of his tent as he watches the visiting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Antonio Guterres, during his visit to an informal seaside camp, in the southern costal town of Sarafand, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.(AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

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