Government says it has six requests from Syrians to join family here

Casa Presidencial said Tuesday that the country is handling immigration requests from six Syrians who have family here. In addition, there are four Syrians who have received refugee status, Casa Presidencial said.

Carmen Muñoz Quesada, a vice minister who heads the  Consejo Nacional de Migración, met Tuesday with family members and Syrians who are residents in Costa Rica as well as representatives of the Muslim faith.

In the meeting, the Costa Rican official stressed the nation’s commitment to helping persons in humanitarian crisis, Casa Presidencial said.

There are 38 Syrians who are residents of Costa Rica, said the summary.

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