Jan 31, 2017
Whitehall Inherits Allentown's Syrians
reprinted from April of 2015
UPDATE January 31,2017: While much of the older Syrian Christian community has migrated to Whitehall, many of the newer Muslim immigrants from Syria are moving into the 6th Ward, a traditional starting spot for many immigrants to our city. The last two years have made the story of the Syrians complex. The same can be said for Pawlowski, Allentown and even the country. The older Syrian community remain staunch Democrats. The newer immigrants will of course be preoccupied with their new surroundings. According to the paper, the local Syrian population is under 4,000. I was surprised, their influence is much larger.