Daily News: City Council’s Jewish Caucus calls on Obama to let more Syrian refugees into U.S.

By Erin Durkin

October 5, 2015

NYC Councilman Mark Levine is one of the City Council members urging Obama to let more Syrian refugees into the United States.

The City’s Council’s Jewish Caucus is pushing for President Obama to let more Syrian refugees into the United States...

“Many of us grew up with or have family members who were forced to flee persecution. All of us are keenly aware of the countless times in history in which Jews have been refugees. The ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Syria thus has particular poignancy for us, and we are profoundly concerned for the plight of the millions fleeing the war there,” said the group, chaired by Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan).

Some advocacy groups say the United States should accept 100,000 refugees. The Jewish Caucus did not specify a number, but Levine said it should be close to that target.

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