The Obama Administration Reached Its Goal: 10,000 Syrian Refugees
That's a dramatic increase from the 1,500 Syrian refugees admitted last year.By Lindsay Gloor | August 29, 2016
The United States has officially achieved President Barack Obama's goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016 with more than a month to spare.
That's a dramatic increase from the 1,500 Syrian refugees admitted last year. Alice Wells, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, told CNN the figures are "a floor, not a ceiling." More than 4.8 million Syrian refugees have been displaced since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011.