Refugee Resettlement Watch

Syrian refugees only trickling in; slow pace must be a question of security

Posted by Ann Corcoran on February 3, 2016

In September of last year the Obama Administration announced that the US would take in 10,000 Syrian refugees in the 2016 fiscal year.  This fiscal year runs from October 1, 2015 until September 30, 2016.

That decision touched off a firestorm of opposition from governors and grassroots citizens concerned about security in the wake of the Paris terrorist attack and subsequent San Bernardino slaughter.

According to State Department data bases, only 841 have arrived through January 31st (4 months into the fiscal year).  We can only assume that security screening is responsible for the snails pace.

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Here is where they went (top 5 in red):

Arizona (43)

California (103)

Colorado (19)

Connecticut (33)

Florida (59)

Georgia (16)

Idaho (1)

Illinois (45)

Indiana (18)

Kansas (2)

Kentucky (50)

Maryland (10)

Massachusetts (7)

Michigan (93)

Minnesota (8)

Missouri (8)

Nevada (5)

New Jersey (18)

New York (23)

North Carolina (20)

Ohio (54)

Oregon (9)

Pennsylvania (69)

South Carolina (2)

Tennessee (6)

Texas (66)

Utah (12)

Virginia (6)

Washington (21)

Wisconsin (3)

The vast majority of 841 are Sunni Muslims!

Of the 841 admitted this fiscal year, here is the breakdown of the others:  Catholic (3), Christian (1), Greek Orthodox (1), Orthodox (2), and other religion (1).

They have a long way to reach Obama’s goal of 10,000 mostly Muslim Syrians by Sept. 30th!

9 Responses to “Syrian refugees only trickling in; slow pace must be a question of security”

  1. […] been reporting, see here, that the US State Department is way behind in meeting Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 […]

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  2. […] (mostly Sunni Muslims) are only trickling in so far, see here, but the Obama Administration is planning an “interview surge” to get more in here […]

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  3. […] the way, of the 841 Syrians admitted to the U.S. in FY 2016, 833 are Muslims.  We are not saving Syrian […]

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  4. […] Obama won’t get to that magic 10,000 by September 30th (the end of the 2016 fiscal year).  See numbers (so far) here.  I’m guessing the security screening is going very […]

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  5. […] we reported the other day, the Syrian flow into the US is going extremely slowly and I’m guessing there are some in […]

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  6. […] the way, of the 841 Syrians admitted to the US in FY2016, 833 are Muslims.  We are not saving Syrian […]

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  7. All Muslims that are here need to get the heck out. They like doing all manner of evil.

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  8. Virginia said

    I believe most of them have been relocated in states with the highest electoral votes. Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:31:51 +0000 To: ginnyg300@hotmail.com

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