President Obama Plans To Increase Number Of Refugees Admitted Into US
The number is expected to increase by 30 percent.By Ryan Biek | September 14, 2016
The Wall Street Journal reports President Barack Obama plans to boost the number of refugees admitted into the U.S. by 30 percent during the 2017 fiscal year.
There's been a steady increase in the refugee cap over the last couple years. Roughly 70,000 were admitted in 2015, and 85,000 were admitted in 2016's fiscal year. Starting Oct. 1, that number will expand to 110,000 refugees who can resettle here in the U.S.
An estimated 40,000 refugees will come from parts of the Middle East and southwest Asia –– a portion of whom will come from Syria.