Syracuse Refugees

North Salina Street (in Syracuse's North Side)  is a center for immigrants and refugee life

North Salina Street (in Syracuse's North Side)  is a center for immigrants and refugee life

Syracuse has long been a haven for immigrants and refugees. Italian, Irish, and German immigrants are among the many who laid the foundations of the city. According to the Onondaga Citizens League, 7,210 refugees have been resettled in Syracuse since 2001.-2012

There are few Syracuse locals who know this more than Adam Sudman, founder of My Lucky Tummy. 


refs since 1979


The data for 2016 encompasses only January, but it is still a higher number than the total refugee arrivals in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 combined. It marks a clear upward trend in the number of refugees being resettled in the U.S.

The U.S. government's plan to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016 has received backlash from the governors of 31 states, who said they will not resettle Syrian refugees in their states.


As the world continues to watch the global refugee crisis unfold, many are questioning the U.S.'s role in providing aid and refuge for Syrians fleeing their homes. Since 2010, 2,729 Syrian refugees have arrived in the U.S.

12,000 refs and former refs in syracuse (Itnerfaith works)


tarting with Vietnamese refugees who settled in Syracuse in 1979, streams of political refugees from some 38 countries have settled in the city. The most have come from Burma (1,857), Bhutan (1,427) and Somalia (1,098).

Another 250 secondary refugees, those who first settled elsewhere, come to Syracuse
each year, the report says.

Comparing recent refugee settlement with the immigrant waves of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Dennis Connors, of the Onondaga Historical Association, was quoted in the report as saying the recent patterns are "more diverse in race and religion."""