Obama Directs Administration to Accept at Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees in 2016

Obama Directs Administration to Accept at Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees in 2016President Obama has directed his administration to accept at least 10,000 more Syrian refugees starting on Oct. 1, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said today. “The president has directed his team to consider how we can further scale up our response and one thing that the United States can do is to begin to admit more Syrian refugees into the United States,” Earnest told reporters. Obama, acknowledging the crisis today during a conference call with U.S. rabbis ahead of the Jewish New Year, said, “We’ve got to do more.” The president said some of the challenges the United States is confronting are bureaucratic, legal and statutory issues.

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