Obama Administration Floods Country With 769 Syrian Refugees in First Week of September
The Obama administration resettled 769 Syrian refugees in the United States during the first week of September,according to the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration website.
That brings the total of Syrian refugees brought to the United States during the first 11 months and one week of Fiscal Year 2016 to 11,469. That total as of August 31 was only 10,700, which was 700 more than the Obama administration’s stated accelerated goal of 10,000 for the current fiscal year.
Less than one percent of these Syrian refugees are Christian, Fox News reports:
The Obama administration hit its goal this week of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees — yet only a fraction of a percent are Christians, stoking criticism that officials are not doing enough to address their plight in the Middle East.
Of the 10,801 refugees accepted in fiscal 2016 [as of September 1] from the war-torn country, 56 are Christians, or .5 percent.
A total of 10,722 were Muslims, and 17 were Yazidis.
The numbers are disproportionate to the Christian population in Syria, estimated last year by the U.S. government to make up roughly 10 percent of the population. Since the outbreak of civil war in 2011, it is estimated that between 500,000 and 1 million Christians have fled the country, while many have been targeted and slaughtered by the Islamic State.
As of September 9, a total of 76,738 refugees have been resettled in the United States, year-t0-date, in Fiscal Year 2016, an increase of more than 16,000 from the 60,392 refugees resettled in the United States by September 9, 2015 during Fiscal Year 2015. During the last three weeks of Fiscal Year 2015, the Obama administration accelerated the rate of refugee resettlement significantly, adding more than 8,000 refugees during that period. A total of 69,933 refugees were resettled for the entire Fiscal Year 2015 that ended on September 30, 2015.
During the first week of September, the Obama administration brought in a total of 4,371 refugees from all countries. Should it continue that pace for the three remaining weeks of the fiscal year, the final number of refugees resettled in the United States during Fiscal Year 2016 will end up around 89,000, approximately 20,000 more than in Fiscal Year 2015, and 4,000 greater than the 85,000 ceiling it proposed to Congress. (The 85,000 ceiling included 79,000 allocated by specific regions of the world and included a 6,000 “reserve” for special circumstances.)
Polls show that, by a wide margin, the American people do not want more Syrian refugees.
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