In the News / February 2016

There Are More Syrian Refugees in This Berlin Airport Than in the US

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“As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees look for resettlement, one difference between Germany and the United States has been put in sharp relief: our national sympathy.”  Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport provides temporary shelter to over 2,600 refugees, which is greater than the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the U.S. in all of 2015.  This is particularly surprising given the proud tradition of refugee resettlement in the U.S.  Lee Williams, Vice President and CFO of USCRI, explained that “[a]ccepting refugees into the United States is one of our grandest traditions, and we’ve been doing it since the beginning, even before we were a nation. It would be a real black mark on the United States’ reputation were we to stop this process, though I hope we won’t get to that point.” Read more here.

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