These 100 US Cities Are Begging Obama For More Muslim Refugees, Yours Could Be One Of Them…
Many Syrian refugees are being admitted to European countries, and soon many could be admitted to the U.S.
Germany alone expects a whopping 800,000 immigrants to come to the country this year.
Obama has said that 10,000 Syrian refugees will be welcome in the United States, but if 100 U.S. mayors get their way, that figure could be much more.
Recently, 18 mayors sent a letter to Obama, representing 100 mayors with Cities United for Immigration Action.
The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, stresses what she perceives as the economic importance for her city of immigrants and refugees, a concern which is echoed by other mayors in the letter.
Baltimore has lost a third of its population since 1950, notes the Economist.
Baltimore has been seeking out immigrants and refugees to stop its declining population for some time. The city has been used for more than a decade as an entry point for refugees. In recent years, it has accepted refugees from places such as Nepal, Iraq, and Eritrea.
Furthermore, about two-thirds of refugees from the city have moved on to other cities after a few years, according to the Economist.
Other cities seeking these refugees include Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Syracuse, New York.
Syracuse has received so many Muslim refugees that it recently converted one of its largest Catholic churches into a mosque.
The conversion was approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and funded by U.S. tax dollars.