294 St. Louis could resettle almost 300 Syrian refugees by end of September

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St. Louis could resettle almost 300 Syrian refugees by end of September

The Council on American-Islamic Relations and the grass-roots campaign #BringThemHere hosted a rally on Sunday in the Delmar Loop to welcome refugees already settled here and to reiterate their hope to see more Syrian refugees admitted into the country.

We’re very grateful the U.S. is upholding its history and legacy,” CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed said Thursday of the thousands of Syrian refugees accepted into the country in the last year. “But it can and should do so much more.”

He said the country’s geographic size and economic resources make the U.S. capable of hosting greater numbers of Syrian refugees.

CAIR-Missouri is working on a project with Baitul-Mal (“House of Good”) to relocate Syrian refugees to homes in North County because it is less expensive and has a larger network of Arab and Islamic communities, Syed said.