Mohammad, 45, a Syrian refugee who would only give his first name to protect his identity, poses for a photo with his son in their home Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Marietta, Ga. After Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal directed state agencies on Nov. 16 to “halt any involvement” in the acceptance of Syrian refugees, Mohammad and his family were unable to collect federally-funded benefits since arriving in the country Nov. 30. Deal rescinded an executive order trying to stop resettlement of Syrian refugees on Monday, five days after Attorney General Sam Olens issued an official opinion that he didn’t have that authority. The family’s applications for food stamps and Medicaid benefits were approved Monday. “We weren’t worried because we know this a just country and justice would take its course,” said Mohammad. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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