-- An Indiana refugee resettlement group says refugees from Burma and Syria
were expected soon in the state before President Donald Trump’s order
suspending all refugee admissions.
Immigration says it had a refugee from Burma scheduled to arrive this week,
with a young Syrian family expected next week. The Indianapolis-based group
successfully fought in federal court to block then-Gov. Mike Pence’s attempt
to ban Syrian refugees from coming to Indiana.
Cole Varga calls Trump’s action “pandering to politically motivated fear.”
show that 2,100 refugees resettled to Indiana during 2016 -- about 2 percent
of the nationwide total. About 1,250 of those refugees came from Burma,
followed by nearly 300 from Congo and 244 from Syria.