Secretary of State John Kerry: U.S. ready to welcome more refugees

The refugees will be referred by the United Nations refugee agency and they will be screened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


“In consultation with Congress, we will continue to explore ways to increase those figures while maintaining robust security”, Kerry told a news conference after meeting Steinmeier. Obama has said the US will accept at least 10,000 Syrians over the coming year displaced by the four-year-old civil war.

Kerry said the current cap of 70,000 migrants annually will be increased to 85,000 next fiscal year and 100,000 in 2017.

TIME reports that the biggest states tend to be the ones that take on the most people, as seen in the list above. “It may seem like a lot, but compared to what Europe is now throwing at [their crisis], this amount of money in a country like Jordan or Lebanon means a lot”, he said.

“Ultimately, this problem will not be solved by admitting 4 million Syrian refugees into the United States“, Earnest said. At least 10,000 of those refugees will be from war-torn Syria – per President Obama’s order last week.

“One of the reasons it’s hard is that post-Sept”. “It would be delusional to believe that President Assad can ever unite or govern a peaceful Syria“.

“The United States recognizes that along with emergency relief, we must address the long-term development needs of Syria’s neighbors, and the funding we are providing supports communities in neighboring countries that have so generously hosted those refugees“, the White House added.

Mr Kerry did not say how numerous additional refugees would be from Syria but pledged that the USA was ready to help. But he did not rule out the possibility that more might eventually be done.

The United States may not have every answer, but it does have resources and what Kerry described as the “best tradition as a land of second chances” to do what is right, to do what it can to make this entire situation more tenable.

Not everyone at Sunday’s meeting was against the plan.


THE nearly unmanageable refugee crisis that has so roiled Europe in recent weeks, and which has been marked by unspeakable human tragedy, including death by drowning, suffocation and starvation, is a global crisis that requires attention from not only the Middle East, but from Europe, and also the United States. “We have to keep an eye on reality”. Most of the “refugees” are demanding freedom to travel from Hungary and Croatia and other less well-off nations to Germany. Some actively pushing for the admission of the refugees are angry that more are not being permitted to relocate, according to Fox News.

85,000 refugees by 2017