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Houston Residents Weigh In On Welcoming Syrian Refugees

We asked residents across Greater Houston to share their thoughts on the issue.

There’s been much discussion about how to handle the wave of Syrian refugees coming to the United States.

Citing national security concerns, Texas has filed a lawsuit against the federal government to block Syrian nationals from resettling in the state.  Still, others say we should welcome newcomers fleeing violence and unrest.

We asked residents across Greater Houston to share their thoughts on the issue. We heard from Caleb Rogers in Copperfield, Deanna Bhurgli in Houston and Nhi Le in the Woodlands on how they feel about welcoming refugees to the Houston area.

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Tomeka Weatherspoon

Tomeka Weatherspoon

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Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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