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Friday, September 11, 2015

Obama to admit 70,000 or more "refugees"

First you bomb them
Then you import them
Ain't life just fucking grand?

(The Hill)  -  President Obama has directed his administration to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees, a dramatic increase over the number it accepted in 2015. 

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Thursday the U.S. will “accept at least 10,000 refugees in the next fiscal year,” beginning Oct. 1.

It’s most significant step the U.S. has taken yet to aid resettle the thousands of people who are fleeing war-torn Syria. The exodus has overwhelmed neighboring European nations, with the migrants often marching up to their borders in search of asylum.

The crisis has drawn international headlines and emerged as a focal point of the 2016 presidential campaign.

The administration has faced mounting criticism from lawmakers and human-rights groups over the crisis, with many arguing the U.S. has not done enough to help.

Secretary of State John Kerry privately informed members of Congress on Wednesday that the U.S. plans to raise its worldwide cap on refugees, which stands at 70,000, in order to resettle more Syrians. 

“We are looking to increase the number beyond 70,000,” Earnest said Thursday.
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