There Are 4M Syrian Refugees. Why Has The US Taken Only 900?
Since the Syrian civil war broke out in 2011, the U.S. has accepted just over 900 refugees from the country. Should the U.S. be doing more?By Elizabeth Hagedorn | July 2, 2015
Picture for a moment what it would be like if, within just a few years, the U.S. population climbed 26 percent.
That's absurd, of course. But that's the reality in Lebanon. About half the size of New Jersey, the country now hosts over 1 million Syrians who have fled their homes.
They're just a fraction of the 4 million Syrian refugees who've now spread across the region. But as neighboring countries close off their borders and impose new entry restrictions, these refugees are running out of places to go.