Posted on October 16, 2023

Progressives Call for US to Take in Some of the Expected 1 Million Gaza Refugees

Jon Levine, New York Post, October 14, 2023

Experts predict a million refugees might flee the Gaza Strip amid the war between Israel and Hamas, and socialists and far-left lawmakers said America should welcome them.

“Fifty percent of the population in Gaza are children. The international community as well as the United States should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas,” said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York member of the Socialist-Democratic “Squad” {snip}


Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) said they would oppose Palestinian resettlement efforts here.


Mariana Dahan, founder of the World Identity Network (WIN) Foundation, estimated the “conflict . . . may add over 1 million people to the already staggering number of 6 million Palestinian refugees in the world.”

The United States took in 25,465 refugees from around the world in 2022, a 123% increase from 2021, according to State Department records.

Approximately 170,000 Palestinians live in the United States, according to census data.