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Delaware Governor Supports Asylum for Syrian Refugees

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Jack Markell is standing by his support for President Obama's decision to provide asylum for Syrian refugees in the United States, despite Republican calls not to accept refugees in Delaware.
    
The head of the Delaware Republican Party, along with state Sen. Colin Bonini, a GOP candidate for governor, urged Markell on Monday not to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris.
    
Markell responded that former Republican President Ronald Reagan was committed to welcoming those seeking safety from fear and persecution.
    
According to state officials, the U.S. State Department says no Syrian refugees have arrived in Delaware, but Delaware health and social service officials are aware of three families who settled in another state before moving to Delaware, two in 2013 and another in 2014.

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