Georgia and Idaho Cities Receive More Syrian Refugees Than NYC and LA Combined
Sept 22, 2016 by Warren Mass
Two recent news reports revealed that a very small city in Georgia and a medium-sized city in Idaho have each received more Syrian refugees than New York City and Los Angeles combined.
Stone Mountain, Georgia (shown), has just 5,800 people, but has received 72 Syrian refugees for resettlement since the start of the fiscal year last October 1. In contrast, Los Angeles (population: 3,792,621) has resettled just 45 Syrian refugees, while New York (population: 8,550,405) has resettled only nine.
A report in the online Daily Caller noted that in addition to the Syrians, 83 refugees have settled there from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 36 from Burma, 26 from Somalia, 21 from the Central African Republic, 18 from Eritrea, 13 from Bhutan, eight from Ethiopia, seven from Afghanistan, six from…
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