The Washington Post reports from Sodertjale, Sweden, a town that has taken in as many Iraqi regugees as the entire United States:
The national government budgets $30,000 to help settle each person granted asylum. It pays for Swedish language classes, helps with housing and job training and pays a monthly allowance for living expenses.
Iraqis leave behind a country that can barely provide electricity and water. Here they attend classes that explain such benefits as 18-month paternity leaves and a 24-hour hotline for children who want to register complaints.
"In this country, when you are 65 years old, you can sit at home and still get a salary," marveled [Iraqi refugee Oshin] Merzoian, sitting in the cozy kitchen of his new government-subsidized, two-story house.