Kerry now says 85,000 total refugees for FY2016; Hillary still wants 65,000 Syrian Muslims
Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 20, 2015
That 85,000 number (from all refugee sending countries) is 15,000 over what the Obama Administration has been asking for (and mostly gotten) in each of his previous years in office.
This new number is also higher than the one previously mentioned, so will Kerry now return to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees for further legally required “consultations?”
(Go here to see Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley’s letter to Kerry in which Grassley references only a 5,000 increase in the numbers just ten days ago.)
From NBC News (hat tip: Julia):
The U.S. is offering new details about its plan to ease the Syrian refugee crisis by significantly increasing the number of worldwide refugees it will take in over the next two years.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and the number will rise to 100,000 in 2017.
Aides to Kerry say that many, though not all, of the additional refugees would be Syrian.
Here again for those who doubt me: The UN is picking our refugees!
The migrants would be referred by the United Nations, screened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and resettled around America.
Kerry made the announcement Sunday during a visit to Berlin after meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss the mass migration of Syrians fleeing their civil war.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Sunday on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that as many as 65,000 Syrian refugees should be taken in. [Does Hillary know that 95% are Muslims?—ed]
House and Senate Judiciary Chairmen now should call Kerry for an on-the-record “consultation,” not one of those behind closed door deals they have been having!
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