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Where Syrian Refugees Are Likely to Settle in the U.S.

And why they’re likely to be a boon rather than a burden to these cities.
Syrian refugees arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos.
Syrian refugees arrive at the Greek island of Lesbos.AP Images

Stories of horror and unimaginable loss experienced by Syrian refugees have refocused international attention to the region’s immense human suffering. But Syrians who have made it to foreign shores encounter a mixed reception.

Hungarians have resisted the waves of people thronging to their borders. Germany has welcomed them—promising to open its doors to 500,000 refugees annually in the coming years. After facing criticism for its own lackluster response to the refugee crisis, the U.S. government announced yesterday that it, too, would make room for 10,000 Syrians in the next year.