Syrian Refugees Case Study

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Imagine going to bed every night not knowing if you are going to wake up in the morning, because a bomb may be dropped on the house that you are living in. Your family is unable to find food or water because there is nothing left of the town where you reside or you are forced to do things you do not believe are right just because the people who control your town are threatening to kill your loved ones if you do not. These scenarios are all too real for people who are living out in the Middle Eastern countries. There towns are ravished by war, poverty, and groups desperately trying to control one another. This is has led to many people moving to try to escape their war riddled countries and where else would they try to go other than the land …show more content…
Out of the 84,995 refugees that the U.S. took in in 2016, three countries made up over half of that incoming population (Facts about the Syrian Refugees, 2015). The Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a rather large country in central Africa, had over 16,370 refuges come inside Americas borders. Syria followed in a close second with 12,587, which exceeded the goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees (Connor, 2016). In third was Burma or otherwise known as Myanmar, a country stationed between Bangladesh and Thailand, had over 12,347 people seeking refuge (Connor, 2016). Many other countries made up that 85 thousand people such as Iraq and Somalia with 9 thousand refugees each and Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Eritrea having about 2 thousand refugee coming to America in 2016. Most of them are settling where ever they can find a place to stay, but one problem that they are facing is the fact that a lot of states are no allowing certain refugees to take up roots in their states, especially Syrians. Those states such as Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the states that do not allow Syrian refuges (Refugee Admissions, 2015). But just as there are many states not allowing those refugees, there are just as many with open arms. Michigan is one of the biggest Syrian relocation spots, with southern California fallowing close behind. Many also relocate in Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, New York, and Washington (Refugee Admissions, 2015). These refugees that are moving to all of these different states only make up a small percentage of the roughly 1 million immigrants granted lawful permanent residency in the United States each year. So it is estimated that about 1 in every 10 immigrants are actually refugees (Connor,

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