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For Syrians stuck in limbo in Lebanon, Trump's ban will mean harder times ahead

For Syrians stuck in limbo in Lebanon, Trump's ban will mean harder times ahead

Like so many Syrian refugees who have clustered together in this northern Lebanese port, where an abandoned, weed-strewn train station stands as a metaphor for dashed dreams, Abu Moussa is feeling the frustration of exile.

Unlike many people here, though, the 30-year-old vegetable vendor has no problem with President Trump and his ban on refugee admissions for Syrians.

“We can't blame America,” said Abu Moussa — a nickname he gave for privacy reasons — as he took a coffee break Tuesday at a stall next to his vegetable stand. “Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states aren’t taking anyone. Those people are Muslims and they're not helping.”

“Trump wants...

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