Syrian refugees prepare for new life in US, despite opposition

Syrian chef Mahmoud and his wife Rasha pose with their four young children at a local park in the Jordanian capital Amman. Photo: UNHCR/Charlie Dunmore

Syrian refugees are continuing to arrive in the United States, despite public fears and political opposition.

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) says that around 1,200 of them have been resettled from Jordan to the US this year.

Matthew Wells reports on the hopes of one Syrian restaurant owner who's bound for the state of Tennessee this month, together with his family, as fears fuelled by some US politicians, grow.

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