A Lot More Syrian Refugees Are Settling In Canada Than The US
Canada has welcomed more than 25,000 Syrian refugees into the country over the past few months. The U.S. has some catching up to do.By Katie Link | March 1, 2016
Canada announced it has officially surpassed its goal of resettling 25,000 refugees.
The government initiative, called #WelcomeRefugees, was announced back in late November. It came with a big budget and a small time table, but the country pulled it off.
As Jackie Northam said on NPR, Canadian citizens are partially to thank for the country’s success: "What’s remarkable is that about 10,000 are being resettled under a private sponsorship program. ... So we're seeing a lot of church groups and neighborhood groups, PTAs — things like that all across Canada are stepping up to help."