U. S. to Accept More Refugees
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From the RightKerry: US to Increase Refugee Influx to 100,000 in 2017
The Obama administration will increase the number of refugees allowed into the United States annually to 100,000 in 2017, The New York Times reports.
The current limit is 70,000, and that would go up to 85,000 in fiscal 2016, then to 100,000 annually in 2017, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday during meetings in Berlin.
Kerry also said he would be looking into ways to expand the number beyond 100,000 in later years while still maintaining the background check process.
"This step is in keeping with America’s...
From the LeftEurope struggles to cope with migrants' march of misery
The directions from police were terse: "Follow us."
Hundreds of refugees from the Middle East made the final leg of their trip through Hungary on foot, walking the 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) to the Austrian border in the middle of the night, unsure of what was going to happen to them when they got there.
After a train ride from the Croatia-Hungary border, about 300 to 400 people were trekking through the dark early Sunday with Hungarian police as their guides through the village of Hegyeshalom.
From the LeftHillary Clinton Calls On United States To Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on the United States to accept significantly more Syrian refugees than it already has in an interview Sunday.
President Barack Obama has instructed his administration to be prepared to admit at least 10,000 refugees, but advocates for refugees have said that is an insufficient number to deal with the more than 4 million Syrians who have been displaced. On CBS' "Face the Nation," Clinton said the U.S. "has to do more."
"We're facing the worst refugee crisis since the end of World...