U.S. response to refugee crisis is nowhere near that of Europe

September 4, 2015 2:11 AM

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As European leaders engage in a blame game over which nations have done too little to ease the plight of refugees from the world's deadliest conflicts, the U.S. response has come in for scrutiny and been found sorely wanting by human rights advocates.

True, the U.S. government has provided the largest donation in response to the United Nations' annual calls for funding of refugee shelter, food, medical aid and makeshift schooling. Since the start of the Syrian civil war in March 2011, Washington has provided more than $4 billion for relief to tho...

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