The Syrian refugee crisis is a moral challenge to countries, and it appears that Germany – for one – is a nation that will be able to sleep at night because of their response to it.
But what about the United States?
In the spring, “14 United States senators wrote a letter to President Obama urging that at least 65,000 of the displaced Syrians be allowed to resettle in the United States.”
It will be a tough change in policy to make during an election year, especially in the midst of anti-immigrant hysteria being whipped up by candidates like Donald Trump. But perhaps our lawmakers will be moved by the tragic images being seen by everyone.
Where will whatever number – hopefully tens of thousands – of Syrians refugees be settled in the United States when they arrive?
So far, Kentucky, California, Texas and Illinois appear to be the primary locations. I assume those would continue to be the central places where they would go, but would also assume that Minnesota would be added to the list – the people there seem to welcome every new wave of refugees that come to the U.S.
I hope political pressure continues to build to open our doors wide….