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.
Coming to a town near you!
Here is where they went (top 5 in red):
New Jersey (18)
New York (23)
North Carolina (20)
South Carolina (2)
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!
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