Texas, France and Egypt are all considering providing assistance to Syrian refugees, with Texas announcing Friday it will be the first state to accept more than 10,000 Syrian refugees.
President Donald Trump has said the United States will take in at least 10,500 refugees by the end of the year.
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Texas is among the first states in the country to begin accepting Syrian refugees and said in a news release it is sending $250,000 to the University of Houston’s Institute for Policy Research, an organization that helps refugees integrate into society.
The state also has pledged $100,000 toward housing Syrian refugees for the next year.
The Texas Muslim Student Association has said it will donate $100 of its $1.3 million donation to the institute.
“Texas is the nation’s second largest Muslim community, with an estimated population of more than 100,000,” the news release said.
“This will help support our community’s efforts to help Syrian refugees integrate back into our communities.”
In June, the New York Times reported that more than 40 states have accepted refugees from Syria, and the White House has said that the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is considering taking in some 1.5 million Syrian refugees by 2025.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.