World Bulletin / News Desk
More than 100 refugees have arrived in Scotland on Tuesday afternoon, as part of the U.K. plan to take in at least 1,000 people by Christmas reports The Huffington Post. The Scottish government has been particularly vocal in regards to its support for the effort, setting up a government task force to help refugees resettle.
“These people are fleeing their homes in the search for protection and security, and we are their refuge," First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Monday, following Friday's deadly attacks in Paris. "We cannot let the actions of the few destroy the safety of the many.”
The newspaper's warm welcome offered a sharp contrast to the message many American politicians were sending this week. Over half of U.S. governors have said they want to turn away Syrian refugees.
US President Barack Obama has lashed out and slammed the Republicans for feeding into the hysteria that has sprouted since the Paris attacks. The states that have welcomed refugees are Utah, Pennsylvania,Vermont, Connecticut, California, Delaware, Washington and Minnesota. More than half of US States have closed their doors. 31 of these States, bar one, have a Republican as a governor.
According to a report in CNN, only 1,500 Syrian refugees have been accepted into the United States since 2011 however the Obama administration announced in September that 10,000 Syrians will be permitted entry next year.
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