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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 12:22 AM


Argentina welcomes Syria migrants after Trump slams door

SAN LUIS, Argentina (AP) George S. walks on the dark tarmac holding his sleepy 7-year-old son Fadi in his arms.

"From the bottom of our hearts, welcome to San Luis!" a smiling crowd yells at the airport in this Argentine city to welcome them and 10 other Syrians.

While U.S. President Donald Trump has slammed the door shut on Syrian migrants, the governor of Argentina's San Luis province is happily receiving them through what is seen as the most generous migrant program of its kind in South America. The province is paying for migrants' flights from Syria and providing housing, jobs, health services, psychological assistance and Spanish lessons so the people escaping civil war can make a new start.

"We feel like we're alive again," George said through an interpreter earlier this month after he and his wife and children arrived in San Luis. "I'm relieved and surprised by so much kindness."


A country whose name begins and ends in "A" is opening its doors to desperate people from another land. Imagine that!

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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 02:19 AM

1. I hope Mexico boycotts US corn & buys some of it from Argentina!

Thank you Argentina

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