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(Worthy News) - The U.S. will take in "at least 10,000" refugees from Syria in fiscal 2016, which starts Oct. 1, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Thursday.
Administration officials on Wednesday said that since the start of the Syrian civil war, the U.S. has taken in about 1,500 people fleeing the conflict.
When counting the total number of refugees — not just Syrians — from around the world coming to the U.S., the country was on track to accept a total of 70,000 this fiscal year, Earnest said. Now the administration is looking to bump that up to closer to 75,000, he said. [ Source ]
Obama Orders US to Take 'at Least 10,000' Syrian Refugees
President Barack Obama has ordered his team to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, the White House said Thursday, amid criticism that the United States has not done enough.
Refugees from Syria and its region must undergo strict security checks to weed out extremists, even after being registered by the United Nations.
An estimated four million Syrians have fled during four years of war. [ Source ]