Mosaic Mentioned on St. Louis on the Air

‘Life is better here,’ say resettled Syrians, as calls to welcome more refugees to St. Louis mount

Mohammad and Samira Said are two of the 29 Syrian refugees that have been resettled in St. Louis in the past year. They came here in June after leaving Syria in 2013 in the midst of a war that has brought destruction to the country. Since 2011, more than 4 million refugees have fled for safety across Syria’s borders. Before coming to the U.S. they lived in Istanbul, which they say was hard because they had no jobs, no papers and their four children, aged 14, 15, 17 and 20 could not go to school. 

“The life is better here, better than before,” Samira said through an Arabic-language interpreter at an afternoon press conference. “We are on the safe side.”

President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a directive for the U.S. to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming fiscal year, and many are wondering what role St. Louis could bringing  a large number of those refugees here.

But what about the future of other Syrian refugees looking to resettle in St. Louis?

To continue reading click here