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Amidst a legal battle between the state of Texas and the federal government over refugee resettlement, two Syrian refugee families arrived in the state on Monday.
Lucy Carrigan, a spokeswoman for the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the nonprofit aid group that facilitated one the family's arrival, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the family had landed in Dallas on Monday.
"They seem very happy," Carrigan told NBC. "And it was almost like breathing a sigh of relief that they have arrived. This has been a long journey for them, and it's been a long journey for a lot of Syrian refugees."
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