They have more people willing to take Syrian refugees in than they have refugees. From the linked New York Times article:
The Toronto Star greeted the first planeload by splashing “Welcome to Canada” in English and Arabic across its front page. Eager sponsors toured local Middle Eastern supermarkets to learn what to buy and cook and used a toll-free hotline for instant Arabic translation. Impatient would-be sponsors — “an angry mob of do-gooders,” The Star called them — have been seeking more families. The new government committed to taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees and then raised the total by tens of thousands.
“I can’t provide refugees fast enough for all the Canadians who want to sponsor them,” John McCallum, the country’s immigration minister, said in an interview.
My God. Why can’t we be Canada? And thank you, Leftover, for the link.
Meanwhile, check out this Carnegie website: “2016 Great Immigrants: The Pride of America.” And thanks, Jac, for that link.