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Matt Mead

Are cities and states prepared to host more refugees?

WASHINGTON _ The U.S. plans to increase the number of refugees it takes from 70,000 to 100,000 over the next two years. New York, Los Angeles and 16 other cities have urged President Barack Obama to accept even more refugees from Syria.tmpplchld But is the country _ along with the aid groups that help in resettlement and local communities that receive refugees _ ready for an increase in arrivals? And where will the new arrivals go?tmpplchld The increase could strain America's sprawling refugee admissions program, a partnership between the federal government, international organizations like the United Nations, nine national nonprofits and their hundreds of local affiliates.tmpplchld...