Idaho Lawmakers Question Plans to Relocate Syrian Refugees

Twin Falls Times-News

syrianrefugecenterTWIN FALLS • Four Magic Valley legislators have sent written opinions to the College of Southern Idaho about its Refugee Center program.The college didn’t request the opinions, but has received positive feedback, CSI President Jeff Fox said.Questions have been swirling since late April, though, when the center announced it will likely receive 300 refugees – possibly from Syria — starting in October.“I think legislators have been getting calls from constituents and doing their due diligence to find out what the facts are,” Fox said.Some community members are worried about Syrian refugees coming from a war-torn part of the Arab world.College officials have responded by providing the best information possible, Fox said. “We’ve not ignored this.”Refugee Center director Zeze Rwasama has also received phone calls and met with people to answer questions.

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