6,726 Syrian Refugees Admitted to U.S. So Far in FY16–But Only 23 Are Christians

by Patrick Goodenough | CNSNews.com  |  published on July 25, 2016

With ten weeks to go until the end of the fiscal year, the Obama administration continues to admit Syrian refugees at an accelerated pace, and has now exceeded two-thirds of President Obama’s target of 10,000 by September 30.

The proportion of Christians among those resettled continues to languish below half of one percent, while other non-Sunnis account for just over one percent.

As of Monday, 1,515 Syrian refugees fleeing the civil war in their homeland had been admitted since the beginning of July, and a total of 6,726 since FY 2016 began on October 1, according to State Department Refugee Processing Center data.

Of the July arrivals, 1,501 (99.0 percent) were Sunnis, and three (0.19 percent) were Christians. The other 11 (0.72 percent) were other Muslims.

Of the 6,726 total Syrian refugee arrivals since the beginning of FY 2016, 6,625 (98.4 percent) were Sunnis and 23 (0.3 percent) were Christians – including 15 described simply as “Christian,” five Catholics, two Orthodox and one Greek Orthodox adherent.

  • bocacassidy

    The reality which must be accepted is not “politically correct” in the “progressive liberal” dominated USA:……viz. :
    Islam is a grave and worsening menace to the survival of civilization ….The Muslim president has rapidly infiltrated these dangerous elements into every nook and cranny of the USA
    Only after an increased escalation of violence and community debasement by these medieval savages is totally out of control will the legitimate American people demand drastic , immediate and decisive action .
    Nothing less than the 100% deportation of all Muslims from the community of civilized nations… and the eradication of all Islamic claptrap can possibly produce a final solution to this problem.
    Anyone who does not believe it ,,,, will believe it later at a terrible price !

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  • miscast

    I wouldn’t care if the US brought some refugees in from what would be certain death. Trust be told if we still had balls we could have fixed the issue with a dozen other countries that are also now suffering from an over abundance of people who hate them already. The issue to me is we might as well be picking them up off the street corner in Kabal or Benghazi. The vetting process is waaaaaaaaay too easy and some of them need to be in US housing on an island known as Cuba with their buddies. Not walking the US streets while we pay their way.

  • Bill7360

    I don’t think that anyone knows how many muslims Obama has smuggled into the U.S.!

    • Willie

      Bill7360. Assuming that you are correct about the night flights, where do we go for documentation – pictures, names, places, charter companies, etc. Alerting people to a disturbing fact is the first step. Thank you. The next step in stopping it is producing the proof.

  • Bill7360

    This 6700 number is BS. Barry is sneaking these people, 95 % men, into the U.S. on charter Aircraft at night. This is turning into a standing Islamic Army.
    Many go straight to camps for military training!

  • Lorraine E

    We Americans are being set up for an internal jihad and the death of our country and way of life. Protect yourself and your family and purchase as many guns and as much ammo as possible and Never Ever allow this government to disarm you.

  • searchingfortruth

    The first group of refugees fleeing Northwestern Syria were largely Christian and in Lebanese camps more than half are Christian. The Sunni insurgents and terrorists are committing a genocide on non-Muslim Syrians. They are ethnically cleansing Northern and Western Syria of non-Muslims. Yet, as this article points out, most of the “refugees” are Sunnis. I guess the “rigorous screening” which Obama administration claims is designed to eliminate Christians and indeed did so.

    • edorr1atcoxdotnet

      I think Obummer is hoping we have same experience as Belgium, France, and Germany with these mass killings. I think those that have occurred already are ISIS inspired but unless these radical Muslims are stopped from entering the US we’ll soon have the same kind of terrorism as those in Europe. We certainly don’t need them, nor do we need Hillary.

      • auntinanc

        How do we stop what’s already here and soon to come?

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