Baltimore Looks To Attract Syrian Refugees

[Originally published by Forbes]


The number of refugees escaping war-torn Syria is now 4 million, and the countries most inclined to accept them have been in Europe and Asia. By comparison the U.S.—which has long welcomed refugees, and still allows 70,000 annually from across the globe—has mustered an underwhelming response. President Obama announced last Thursday that the U.S. will receive a mere 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, and the State Department listed 190 cities where they could go. Notably proactive in welcoming them has been Baltimore, a traditionally black-and-white town that has rebranded itself as an immigrant hub…[read the rest at Forbes]