US to increase migrant intake

But, by its own standards, it has been slow to accept Syrian refugees for resettlement, with barely 1,800 having arrived in the past four years – a tiny fraction of the millions who have fled their homes. “The new money will pay for food, water, shelter, and medical care for Syrians affected by the conflict, spokesman Josh Earnest said…”


Kerry did not say how numerous additional refugees would be from Syria but pledged that the United States was ready to help.

Meanwhile, earlier today the European Union approved a controversial plan to distribute hundreds-of-thousands of refugees to a variety of different countries.

In Washington, Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a television interview that the USA “has to do more, and I would like to see us move from what is a good start with 10,000 to 65,000 and begin immediately to put into place the mechanisms for vetting the people we would take in, looking to really emphasis some of those who are most vulnerable”. “The whole argument has been made that this influx is all real refugees from Syria whereas this adds to the substantial evidence that there are a large number of economic migrants who are aiming for a better life”.

ISIS and other terror groups “have made it abundantly clear that they will use the refugee crisis to try to enter the United States“. For 2016, the United States will accept at least 85,000 refugees, up from 70,000 in 2014, with about 10,000 of them being from Syria specifically.

The situation there “is dramatically bad and for this we need help”, he told German TV on Sunday.

“The fact is the United States feels it’s important to also take our share of Syrian refugees, as part of this overall humanitarian effort”, said President Obama, during a visit with King Felipe of Spain.

The USA donation will also assist governments and communities in the Middle East that are coping with massive numbers of Syrians seeking safety in neighboring countries.

Proposed by Turkey, “Global awareness of the tragedies of irregular migrants in the Mediterranean basin with specific emphasis on Syrian asylum seekers” will be considered during the 193-member body’s yearly session that will last until September 2016. They are Syrian refugees.


U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, who represents Florida’s 1st Congressional District and serves on the House Intelligence Committee, concedes that the crisis in Syria is a serious humanitarian problem. For example, there is no suitable facility in Lebanon where Syrian refugees can be taken for interviews, so no interviews are occurring, according to the State Department.

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