Law Office of Troy J. Mattes, P.C.
Contact Us To Get Started 717-208-2481 // 800-574-5563

Only 46 Syrian refugees settled in the US in 2013

The conflict in Syria has been raging for over three years, leaving over 100,000 people killed and millions displaced within Syria. Millions more people have been driven from the country, forced to seek refuge and asylum in neighboring countries. While many hope to one day return to Syria, it is unlikely that they will be able to make the move home any time soon. Others have resigned themselves to seeking a more permanent solution to the civil war by looking to permanently resettle abroad.

Many have looked to the United States, one of the top refugee-receiving countries. Each year, nearly 70,000 people are granted asylum in the U.S., but only 46 were Syrian refugees last year. With millions of Syrian refugees, the U.S. only took 46. What is worse, those 46 had applied for refugee status before the civil war even started, meaning that the refugees who have been displaced since the start of the conflict have largely not been able to get into the U.S.

There are a number of people in Lancaster County who came to the U.S. seeking asylum. The fled persecution in their home countries or overall instability and violence. These people not only found a home in the U.S., but they also found protection, safety and comfort that they would never have been able to get in their home countries. The Syrians who wish to move to the U.S. are looking for the same thing.

It is important to note that, while often treated the same, refugees and asylum seekers are not the same. Asylum seekers are individuals who apply for asylum once they arrive in the U.S. Refugees have been driven from their homes and are resettled in the U.S. from the country in which they had sought temporary refuge.

Source: New York Daily News, "America, open your arms to Syrian refugees," Melanie Nezer, March 28, 2014

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact Us Today

Our clients choose us and stay with us because we are honest about what we can do, and we have built a strong record of successful results. We invite you to learn more about the Law Office of Troy J. Mattes, P.C., and to contact us with your immigration law questions.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Law Office of Troy J. Mattes, P.C.
132 East Chestnut Street
Lancaster, PA 17602

Toll Free: 800-574-5563
Phone: 717-208-2481
Fax: 717-299-1535
Lancaster Law Office

Make a Payment | Paypal Visa | Matercard | American Express | Discover Network