Remember we learned that 97% of the Syrians entering the US so far are Sunni Muslims. Heretofore, Louisiana has not been a top resettlement target (but the feds and Catholic Charities are always out scouting for new territory!).
From WWL.com News:
Refugees migrating from Syria and Afghanistan have begun to arrive in the New Orleans area.
Catholic Charities, which is part of the Archdiocese of New Orleans has taken in two Syrian refugee families and is expecting many more.
There are approximately 180 cities in the country that are eligible to accept some 10,000 Syrian refugees. In Louisiana, those cities include Metairie, Baton Rouge and Lafayette.
The Syrian refugees are first flown to the United States, with the State Department paying the International Organization for Migration for the airfare.
Once the refugees arrive in the country, they receive assistance in settling and finding employment in the area.
It’s believed the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force will run the incoming refugees through a Terrorist Screening Center.
Catholic Charities has targeted services for helping refugees, and has received a federal grant from the U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration to assist the newcomers.
There is more, click here.
Go here and scroll down to Louisiana for refugee resettlement offices in the state.