Monday, November 16, 2015

Map of Syrians Placed in USA Towns Since 2012

The refugees who have arrived from Syria since 2012 have been placed in 130 towns and cities. 



















Some of them have reached large cities like Houston, but most have been sent to more affordable, medium-size cities by the nine voluntary agencies that handle refugee resettlement. Boise, Idaho, has accepted more refugees than New York and Los Angeles combined; Worcester, Mass., has taken in more than Boston.

President Obama has said the United States will accept five times as many Syrian refugees this year as the total admitted over the last four years. 

 Under pressure from Europe and other countries confronting the global migration crisis, Obama has raised the number of Syrian refugees who will be offered legal status to at least 10,000 this fiscal year. Some cities and towns have resisted. In Duncan, S.C., residents and elected officials argue that the federal government cannot possibly screen out terrorists, and some say that more Muslim immigrants would threaten American culture. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/10/21/us/where-syrian-refugees-are-in-the-united-states.html?_r=0

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