Obama administration to go beyond 10,000 Syrian refugees

by Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times  |  published on August 6, 2016

Administration officials said Friday that the 10,000 Syrian refugees President Obama wants to welcome this fiscal year is a floor, not a ceiling, and they can go even higher than that total.

“We can now say that we’ve welcomed 8,000 Syrian refugees so far this year and we are very confident we will welcome at least 10,000,” Assistant Secretary of State Anne C. Richard told reporters in updating the flow.

At today’s pace, more than 12,000 refugees could be admitted by the end of September, which marks the end of the fiscal year.

Those are part of the 85,000 total refugees from around the world that Mr. Obama has said he can accept.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez said he’s confident his officers can screen out potential terrorists and other bad actors even without access to the tools Mr. Comey said are important.

  • Robert Early

    Be patient. Justice will come to the tyrant in the White House. His arrogance is blinding him to this truth. It’s just a matter of time. We’re not Germany, France, Belgium, or Sweden. If the so-called refugees start their nonsence here, we will erase them all.

  • studi30

    If you have 10,000 M&Ms and know that 10 are poisonous but not which ones, do you feed them all to your children?


    I don’t care what the democrats say about being able to truly vet the refugees, they can’t and it only takes one to commit terrorism are you willing to take that chance?

    • Patriciajgarza3

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    • Dolores Adams

      I don’t want to take the chance. This is very scary times. You can’t possibly vet all these refugees. There is too many of them.

  • Anouk

    It is sickening indeed to see this Muslim traitor in the WH getting so wealthy after destroying this country and laughing at the stupid American people who elected him.
    Now, these stupid American people are doing the same mistake voting for the liar Communist Hillary.

  • Kent2012

    and where are the other 535 elected officials that are supposed to be “taking the will of the voter” to DC ???…oh sorry, I forgot it is an election year for 435 representatives and about 33 of the senators….Curious as to who the “elected representatives” will point at should the rags turn out to be something other than “refugees”….

    • Rodney Steward

      Like we’ve been warned about by Europe, that’s all but lost because of these TERRORIST!!

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