It wasn’t that long ago that no one was saying a word about Rohingya (Muslims from Burma) coming to the US. We heard about it in hints from the State Department and resettlement agency workers who wondered who these refugees were who didn’t get along real well with the Karen (Burmese Christians). Now, according to this International Rescue Committee news item, it is all out in the open.
IRC Atlanta resettled its first Rohingyans this year and expects to resettle some 20 more of the 800 who will be invited in for permanent resettlement by the US government in the coming year.
For new readers, we have a whole category on the Rohingya here. I haven’t posted much on the topic in recent months so I was interested to see this piece of news today.