Why Hasn't The US Admitted More Syrian Refugees?
Of Syria's 4 million refugees, the Obama administration has taken in fewer than 1,500 of them.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | September 9, 2015
Or, to put it another way, the number of Syrian refugees admitted by the U.S. wouldn't even fill Carnegie Hall.It’s really kind of mind-boggling when you consider the U.S. takes in about 70,000 refugees every year.
And look at these numbers. Between October 2014 and July 2015, the U.S. had taken in just 1,042 refugees from Syria but admitted more from Cuba (1,428), Ukraine (1,143) and Bhutan (4,287).