Wednesday, October 21, 2015

NY Times provides map showing gradual resettlement of Syrian refugees within the US


The New York Times has a “map study” showing where Syrian refugees have resettled in the United States.  So far the total is 1854, compared to 92991 in Germany. Most are settled in communities where there are other Syrian refugees, or where they have relatives.  Refugees are expected to become self-sufficient in a year. There are nine agencies which supervise the resettlement (including volunteers).

By comparison, the US took in 120,000 during the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, which actually resulted in churches in southern states trying to find individual sponsors to house them.
 
Picture: Syria, VA, near the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 100 miles from Washington DC and a completely different world.

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