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NW Arkansas group seeks to welcome more refugees

By Doug Thompson

This article was published May 23, 2016 at 3:16 a.m.

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Faez Shamas Arso, who now lives in Fayetteville, fled Iraq with his wife and daughter to escape persecution by the Islamic State group, leaving behind his job as an electrical engineer for the state rail company.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas took in roughly 1 out of every 1 million refugees seeking shelter worldwide last year -- 13 of the 14.5 million accounted for by the United Nations.

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skeptic1 says... May 23, 2016 at 8:44 a.m.

If the UN was a relevant and meaningful body it would send in troops to defend against these murderous thugs instead of exporting refugees that cannot be vetted. I agree with our governor, security has to be our first priority.

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