View Full Version : Number of Refugees Sent to Michigan Increased 43 Percent Year-to-Date

09-02-2016, 05:45 PM
Bureaucrats in the State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement have decided that Michigan should have more refugees of all sorts, and Syrian refugees in particular.

In FY 2015, 3,013 refugees arrived in Michigan, of which 180 were from Syria, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Five hundred more — 3,548 — have arrived during the first eleven months of FY 2016 (ending August 31, 2016), according to the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. That represents a 43 percent increase over the 2,477 refugees who arrived in Michigan during the first eleven months of FY 2015; 536 arrived in the last month of that fiscal year.

If September sees the same monthly rate, the final number of refugees resettled in Michigan will easily exceed 4,000, and, if the Detroit News is correct, it could be as much as 5,000, though that would require a final month of more than 1,000 resettled refugees.


09-02-2016, 07:58 PM
We could learn from the Egyptians and sell both of their kidneys.

09-06-2016, 08:59 AM
Syrian refugees may already have a lot of relatives in Michigan. Most of the old-school Dearborn Middle-Eastern population is from Syria and Lebanon. They started coming here in the mid 70s. It makes sense that a lot of the refugees would come to this area, there will probably be jobs for them at local businesses.