WHITE HOUSE OPENS DOORS TO IRAQ REFUGEES

February 14, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Iraqi refugees will be allowed into the United States.
The Bush administration will allow 7,000 Iraqi refugees into the country over the next year.
There have been only 463 allowed since the war began in March 2003.

Nearly 4 million Iraqis have fled their country during the war.

The U.S. is facing mounting international pressure to help more of them. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is asking for $60 million in aid from nations around the world. The U.S. will pledge $18 million to a relief and resettlement program.

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