In 2016 the Obama administration set a goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees.  They reached that goal last month and the totals are being reported to be over 15,000, most being Sunni Muslims.  Now they have increased their goal over ten times for 2017 looking to bring in 110,000.

Washington (CNN)The White House is planning to increase the number of refugees accepted into the United States from around the world to at least 110,000 in 2017, a senior administration official told CNN.

Secretary of State John Kerry briefed Congress on Tuesday about the administration’s decision and has stated over the past year that the United States would seek to welcome 100,000 refugees in 2017 — and if possible, would accept more.

 

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