Bloomington will take in about 60 refugees in fiscal year 2017 as the U.S. prepares to increase the number of refugees it accepts.
If the State Department designates Bloomington as a resettlement community, the city could welcome 60 refugees in the first year.
The state will have to provide funding to refugee resettlement organizations while the legal battle over money for resettlement continues.
Abdul Sater Assaf and his family arrived in Indianapolis less than two weeks ago after resettling in Indianapolis with help from the Catholic Church.
At near capacity, a crowd gathered at Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis to visit with families that have resettled in Indianapolis from Syria.
Pence’s comments came in the wake of an Indianapolis archbishop's announcement that Catholic Charities brought in a Syrian family to the Hoosier State.
The information comes after Gov. Mike Pence and more than two dozen other governors suspended the resettlement of Syrian refugees in their states.
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A group of 27 governors wants the federal government to suspend the program until it completes an "exhaustive review of all security measures."
This week on Noon Edition we'll speak with experts on the Syrian refugee crisis, and Gov. Mike Pence's recent decision to turn away Syrian families.