[NetBehaviour] from Mother Jones -

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Fri Sep 4 19:38:30 CEST 2015

Germany is set to take in 800,000 refugees by the end of the year.

America, a country that won two World Wars, went to the moon, and did "the 
other things," has taken in, well, far fewer.

Quoth the Guardian:

     The US has admitted approximately 1,500 Syrian refugees since the 
beginning of the civil war there in 2011, mostly within the last fiscal 
year. Since April, the number of admitted refugees has more than doubled 
from an estimate of 700.

     Anna Greene, IRCs director of policy & advocacy for US programs, said 
the 1,500 people the US has admitted thus far doesnt even begin to scratch 
the surface of what is needed and what could really make a difference.

Oxfam wants the US to up that number to 70,000 by the end of 2016.

Correction: This post and its headline originally said that Germany 
planned to take in 800,000 Syrian refugees by the end of the year. That is 
incorrect. It is 800,000 refugees total.

- Alan

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