Syrian refugees could come to San Diego

Syrian refugees could come to San Diego

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=25135250]SAN DIEGO – As Congress continues to mull over whether or not to get involved in the Syrian conflict, San Diego is gearing up for a possible influx of Syrian refugees.

During the invasion of Iraq, roughly 800 refugees move to San Diego. Now, the region could soon become home to hundreds of refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.

“We know now that the conflict has created 2 million refugees,” said Bob Montgomery, executive director for the International Rescue Committee in San Diego. “Four million have been displaced internally within Syria.”

Screen Shot 2013-09-05 at 9.20.34 PMThe I.R.C. has helped thousands of war refugees rebuild their lives in the United States by helping them learn English, find jobs and a place to live.

The group is closely following the developments in Syria and making sure it’s ready for what may be to come.

“I can’t forget the view of the blood on the floor and…

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