Administration Considering Asylum for Thousands of Syrian Refugees


Syriand refugee camp

Photo of Syrian refugee camp

The LA Times reports that the Obama administration is considering taking in thousands of the 1.6 million displaced Syrian refugees.

California has historically taken the largest share, but Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia are also popular destinations.

There will be pushback from Congress as there was in the case of the Iraqi refugees.

Between 1983 and 2009, the U.S. resettled a total of 76,205 Iraqis. Meanwhile, 70% of total refugees in the U.S. were on food stamps in 2009. Within that number, 95% of Iraqi refugees were food stamp recipients. Additionally, the report shows an unemployment rate of 46% in 2009 among Iraqi refugees. A total of 219 Syrian refugees were resettled in the U.S. between 1983 and 2009.

Additionally, we have the problem of trying to keep terrorists out. Vetting won’t be easy.

Full Story at Breitbart


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