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White House Aims to Take In 110,000 Refugees in Next Fiscal Year

White House Aims to Take In 110,000 Refugees in Next Fiscal YearThe White House hopes to take in 110,000 refugees from around the world in the next fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, a senior administration official said today.The new goal is a 30 percent increase from this year’s directive of 85,000 refugees. Secretary of State John Kerry briefed Congress on the new goal Tuesday, the official said. In 2015, Kerry said the U.S. would seek to admit 100,000 refugees for fiscal year 2017.The decision comes amid renewed concern over the refugee crisis in Syria and other parts of the Middle East. …

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