Maryland & The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Syrian internally displaced people walk in the Atme camp, along the Turkish border in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, on March 19, 2013. The conflict in Syria between rebel forces and pro-government troops has killed at least 70,000 people, and forced more than one million Syrians to seek refuge abroad. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC        (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)November 23, 2015 – Segment 1

We take a look at the Syrian refugee crisis and Maryland’s role in taking in refugees. With: Sirine Shebaya, staff attorney with the ACLU of Maryland who focuses on immigrant’s rights advocacy; Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Outreach Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations; and James Paul, author of Syria Unmasked and former Executive Director of Global Policy Forum, a think tank that monitors the UN.