Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece in September. The House voted last week to make it more difficiult for refugees to come to the U.S. and eight California Democrats supported the Republican bill.
Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece in September. The House voted last week to make it more difficiult for refugees to come to the U.S. and eight California Democrats supported the Republican bill. Petros Giannakouris AP
Syrian refugees arrive aboard a dinghy after crossing from Turkey to the island of Lesbos, Greece in September. The House voted last week to make it more difficiult for refugees to come to the U.S. and eight California Democrats supported the Republican bill. Petros Giannakouris AP
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Dan Walters: Cowardice helps pass refugee bill

November 23, 2015 04:07 PM

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