Chart and map on Syrian refugees in the U.S.
By Carla Sertin
January 26, 2016
As the world continues to watch the global refugee crisis unfold, many are questioning the U.S.’s role in providing aid and refuge for Syrians fleeing their homes. Since 2010, 2,729 Syrian refugees have arrived in the U.S.
The data for 2016 encompasses only January, but it is still a higher number than the total refugee arrivals in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined. It marks a clear upward trend in the number of refugees being resettled in the U.S.
The U.S. government’s plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016 has received backlash from the governors of 31 states, who said they will not resettle Syrian refugees in their states.