The International Rescue Committee (IRC) headed by a Brit—David Miliband the former British Foreign Secretary—restates its demand that Obama admit 65,000 mostly Muslim Syrians to the US ASAP.
He also praises Germany, Iceland and Sweden for opening their nations to the hundreds of thousands of migrants swarming into Europe!
This is all timed to pressure the Obama Administration (probably won’t take much!) just as Obama is preparing to send his ‘Determination Letter’ to Congress!
From the IRC yesterday (not a mention of the word “Christian” in here):
02 Sep 2015 –
IRC president David Miliband: IRC renews call on US Government to resettle 65,000 Syrian Refugees before end of 2016
* In almost five years of war only 1,541 Syrian refugees have been resettled to the United States.
* Over 4 million Syrian refugees are living in limbo in neighboring countries
IRC has assisted 270 of 1,541 Syrian refugees resettled to US, and is prepared to assist a lot more.
New York, September 2, 2015 —The International Rescue Committee (IRC), which so far has resettled 270 Syrians to the United States, said today that the country’s commitment to accept between 5,000 and 8,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016 can only be a first step. According to the IRC, the figure doesn’t come close to addressing the crisis in and around Syria, which is now engulfing Europe where Germany, for example, expects the number of refugees and asylum seekers to this year reach 800,000.
Last year UNHCR, the UN refugee resettlement agency, called on the international community to resettle 130,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016. Today the IRC reiterates its call on the US government, long recognized as a leader in humanitarian response, to resettle half of that number – 65,000 – before the end of 2016, a call that was endorsed by fourteen members of the U.S. Senate in May. [See the 14 member Senate Jihad Caucus here.—ed]
“The IRC renews its call to the US government to lead and resettle 65,000 Syrian refugees before the end of 2016.
“The IRC is heartened by the glimpses of humanitarianism which are pushing through. Ordinary citizens in countries like Iceland, Germany and Sweden who are taking it upon themselves to welcome refugees into their communities.”
Help spread the word. This is very serious. Maybe send my 65,000! Syrians Youtube to your friends who might not want to read much. We really need to get a message to Congress NOW!
Go here to see how wealthy the IRC is thanks to the US taxpayer!