Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The United States is offering to permanently resettle up to 10,000 refugees from a 12-year civil war in the African country of Burundi

Barry Schweid:

The refugees would be brought to the United States over the next two years with refugee status, and will be given the option of applying for U.S. citizenship, said State Department spokesman Tom Casey.

The resettlement of the refugees, who have been in camps in Tanzania after fleeing from Burundi, is in response to a request in the past year from the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Casey said. He said other countries may take in refugees, as well.

More than 250,000 Burundians were killed in the civil war before a cease-fire was arranged last month.

Burundi long has been divided by tension between the majority Tutus and minority Tutsis, who dominated the government after independence from Belgium in 1962. The assassination of the country's first democratically elected president in 1993 ignited the civil war.

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6 Comments:

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At 12:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this sets a precedent for accepting African whites.

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Ittay said...

if a refugee is in need of a new home, why should the colour of their skin matter?

 
At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Finn said...

Blacks commit more violent crimes than whites which is why skin color matters.

 
At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Finn said...

Islam, is it really how the media portrays it?

Are you saying that all the people killed by Muslims are just pretending to be dead?

 
At 2:09 PM, Anonymous Roy said...

I think its pretty clear that Islam is far worse then the media portrays it.

 

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