Baltimore Jewish Times on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

[[{"fid":"1522","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":""},"type":"media","attributes":{"style":"float: right; margin: 5px; height: 105px; width: 400px;","class":"media-element file-default"}}]]The Baltimore Jewish Times ran a story by reporter Melissa Gerr about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis on January 29, 2016. The story quotes HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield, who told Gerr, "if people are committed to protect refugees just because they look like they do or worship like they do, that won’t really lead to anybody being protected. So we have to stand up for everybody.” 

Hetield also noted that the response to the crisis in Syria has been disproportionately low given "that 240,000 refugees were admitted to the United States from Vietnam in 1980; by contrast, just 10,000 Syrians are slated for admission this year."

You can read the full story online in the Baltimore Jewish Times.

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