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What's next for plans to bring Syrian refugees to Rutland?

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The situation in Syria seems to be only getting worse. The U.N. envoy for Syria called on al-Qaida-linked militants to leave the embattled city of Aleppo in exchange for an end to government and Russian bombardment. The envoy says thousands of civilians could be killed and the historic city destroyed if conditions do not soon change. Hundreds of thousands have died in the Syrian crisis.

The Obama administration is bringing 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. and hopes to admit more. This winter, 100 Syrian and Iraqi refugees will arrive to begin their new lives in Rutland. The issue set off a firestorm with groups emerging both for and against resettling the refugees in the small city.

Refugee Resettlement Program Director Amila Merdzanovic appeared on "The :30" to talk about the way forward. Watch the video for more.

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