John Kerry, Sabah Al-Khalid al-Sabah

No word yet if any will be resettled next door to the Obamas’ mansion in DC.

Via CNS News.

The Obama administration will meet its target of settling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States by the time fiscal year 2016 ends on September 30, Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday night.

Addressing an end-of-Ramadan Eid al-Fitr reception at the State Department, Kerry noted that the 10,000 figure would be a six-fold increase in Syrian refugee admissions from FY 2015.

Obama’s 10,000 target drew strong opposition from critics concerned about the possibility that groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) may use refugee admission programs to infiltrate terrorists into Western countries.

The fact that two of the ISIS terrorists who attacked Paris last November had – according to French prosecutors – entered Europe posing as refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria fueled the concerns.

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told lawmakers early this year ISIS was “taking advantage of the torrent of migrants [entering Europe] to insert operatives into that flow.”

Dozens of GOP governors said they would not allow Syrian refugees to settle in their states. Some Republicans are also calling for Christians and other religious minorities to be prioritized in U.S. refugee admissions….


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  1. deaves1 says:

    You know these mid east countries want to dump as many migrants as they can on US. Yet they take none of them. Why won’t UN put their foot down and say, “hey Ahmed, you need to take some of these people to.” Don’t leave it up to rest of world to take care of YOUR people.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Why is the State Department holding an end of Ramadan dinner? What countries were invited and for what objective? Does State Dept. hold similar dinners on Christian and Jewish Holy days? Seems odd.

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