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Delaware One of 2 States That Hasn't Settled Any Syrian Refugees

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Syrian refugee Ahmad al-Abboud, center, waits with his family at International Airport of Amman, Jordan on April 6, 2016 before they departed for the U.S. (Photo: AP) Syrian refugee Ahmad al-Abboud, center, waits with his family at International Airport of Amman, Jordan on April 6, 2016 before they departed for the U.S. (Photo: AP)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- Nearly a year after Gov. Jack Markell declared his support for President Obama's decision to provide asylum for Syrian refugees in the U.S., the state of Delaware has yet to settle any of the tens of thousands of refugees who have arrived in the country.
    
A U.S. Department of State spokeswoman says that no refugees have come because Catholic Charities of the Wilmington Diocese ended its refugee operations in 2015.
    
Officials at the nonprofit disputed that statement, saying the charity is limited because Delaware is considered a "remote location" and will settle only refugees with friends or family in the state. Few refugees fall into that category.
    
Delaware and Wyoming are the only states that have not settled any refugees since Oct. 1.

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