The US Role in the International Refugee Crisis

Photo Credit: AFP / Baraa al-Halabi Refugee Ceilings and Admitted Refugees to the U.S., FY 2009-2014, American Immigration Council, 2014 The Syrian Civil War has created the largest refugee crisis of the twenty-first century. Some 40% of Syria’s population has been forced to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere, either abroad or in Syria itself.  As millions of refugees pour out of Syria and into relatively unstable neighboring countries, the western world struggles to respond in any significant or sustainable way. The US announced on September 10 that it will commit to taking in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the...

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