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4 Influential American Women Who You Didn't Know Were Refugees

In the wake of the Paris attacks, there has been a robust conversation regarding the settlement of Syrian refugees.

Given that the stories of refugees get lost amidst tragedy, violence, and war, we've highlighted four incredible women who, despite their past, have achieved enormous success in their respective fields of politics, art, and music.

Learn more about their stories by clicking through the gallery above.. 

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