Security-conscious America lagging in accepting Syrian refugees?

American Flag 10Over four million Syrians have fled their country since the war began around 2011 but according to the New York Times, the United States has taken in only about 2,500 Syrian refugees since 2012, while Canada took in more than that in the last two months of 2015.

Many European countries have taken in or pledged to take thousands of migrants.

Brazil alone has accepted more than 7,380 but the US appears to be concerned about its security.

You can read the original article by the New York Times’ Somini Sengupta here.

Interestingly, the New York Times’ Rick Gladstone also reports that contrary to stereotypes, statistical studies in the US have found that migrants are less responsible for crimes within the US than indigenes and they have far lower incarceration rates.

By Emmanuel Odonkor

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