Earlier this year, Barack Obama made a promise that he would resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees throughout the United States. This will most certainly come to fruition by the end of the week.
A new analysis of the Syrian refugee program shows that while some states received as many as 870 refugees, states like Alabama and Mississippi received none.
“More than 7,500 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have been admitted to the United States since Oct. 1,” explains Roll Call, “more than four times the number in all of fiscal 2015. Syria is now the third most common country of origin for refugees.”
States like California, Arizona, Texas, and Michigan all received in excess of 500 refugees. Along with Alabama and Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Arkansas, Delaware, and Vermont all received none.
As the map indicates, Obama made a late push this summer and nearly tripled his monthly average closing out his presidency with a bang.