3. Other Nations Have Stepped Up
Syria’s neighboring countries have absorbed millions of refugees. Turkey has taken in 1.9 million, Lebanon 1.1 million, Jordan 629,000, Egypt 132,000 – even Iraq has taken 249,000. European nations have stepped up, with Germany agreeing to take 800,000. Sweden has taken almost 65,000, Denmark over 11,000, and even Iceland, with a tiny population of only 323,000, had 11,000 residents voluntarily offer up their homes to desperate Syrian refugees. The UK has taken 7,000 and has agreed to 20,000 over the next five years. Australia has absorbed 4,500 refugees over the past year, and even Venezuela plans to take in 20,000. And the good ol’ U.S. of A? Just 1,500 Syrians have been resettled in this vast, wealthy, immigrant-built nation since the crisis began. It would be a disgrace if American’s didn’t step up do more.