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Sen. Casey: U.S. Can't Ignore Iraqi Refugees

A Democratic senator is warning that as U.S. troops are withdrawn from Iraq, the U.S. should not ignore the plight of millions of Iraqis who are displaced from their homes in Iraq or living as refugees in other countries.

Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey says in prepared remarks Tuesday that the United States has a moral and security interest in helping them. He spoke at a meeting of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee he chairs.

He says the U.S. should bolster efforts to resettle Iraqi refugees to the United States and develop a more comprehensive strategy to address the issue.

President Obama wants all U.S. combat troops out of Iraq by September 2010 and remaining American forces home by late 2011.