Feds say Syrian Refugees Bring Benefits to Metro Detroit

On this World Refugee Day Feds say majority of those fleeing Syria for U.S. are likely to resettle in Michigan.

Each year on this day the United Nations celebrates what it calls World Refugee Day, with events scheduled in more than 100 countries.

The latest influx of refugees to the U.S. has become a political issue for both presidential candidates and officials in Metro Detroit.

Experts say the majority of the 10,000 Syrian refugees the U.S. wants to admit this year will likely resettle in Michigan.

So U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Heather Higginbottom tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the need to dispel what she calls “misconceptions” about refugees is more vital now than ever before.


  • Quinn Klinefelter
    Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.