US To Accept 100,000 Refugees In 2017
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has pledged to increase the number of refugees the U.S. accepts worldwide to 100,000 in 2017.By Sebastian Martinez | September 20, 2015
The U.S. will be upping the number of refugees it accepts, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday. (Video via Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
The big number is 100,000 — that's how many Kerry says the U.S. will accept in 2017. But even in the next fiscal year, Kerry wants to up the current cap of 70,000 to 85,000.
Kerry made the announcement while in Germany, which is currently dealing with a refugee crisis of its own.