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Kathy Castor votes no to SAFE Act, prefers “appropriate” resettlement of refugees

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved a bill calling for a halt to accepting Syrian refugees until more stringent safeguards are in place, and Florida Democrats Gwen Graham and Patrick Murphy joined House Republicans in supporting the bill. The American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act proposed by Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, a Republican of Texas, would require “comprehensive background checks” of every refugee from Iraq or Syria, as well as certification from the nation’s top security officials.…

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