Friday, October 23, 2015

Syrian refugees have been placed in 130 US towns and cities. US will accept many more Syrians in 2015 than total over past 4 yrs. Nine agencies in the booming refugee resettlement field have been involved to date -NY Times

10/21/15, "A Trickle of Syrian Refugees Settles Across the United States," NY Times, by Haeyoun Park

Syrians placed in US 2012-15

"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 San Francisco 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." from NY Times


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