DALLAS (AP) — Days before a family of six Syrian refugees was to arrive in Texas, the furniture and supplies for their apartment were ready.
Local volunteers collected mattresses, toys and bicycles for two children. Syrians already settled here were prepared to welcome them and help them get acquainted with their new home thousands of miles from their war-torn homeland.
Even as governors in some states say Syrian refugees aren't welcome, resettlement agencies and volunteer groups with refugees continue welcoming them.
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