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Report: Number of Refugee Arrivals Double at Start of Fiscal Year 2017

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By    |   Monday, 26 Dec 2016 02:26 PM

The Obama administration has already accepted nearly twice as many refugees into the United States during the first months of fiscal year 2017 as it did during the same period last year, according to information from the Department of State interactive website.

In the two months and 26 days since the fiscal year began on Oct. 1, there have been 25,584 refugees accepted, compared to the 13,791 accepted in the period between Oct. 1, 2015 and Dec. 26, 2015, reports Breitbart News.

The number is also higher than was marked in the first few months of fiscal year 2015, when 18,228 were accepted.

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to put a halt on immigrants coming in from countries affected by terrorism or those who have been hostile to the United States.

Earlier this year, the Obama administration asked Congress to authorize spending to bring 110,000 refugees the United States during fiscal year 2017, but Congress instead authorized spending to stay at the 85,000 level set for fiscal year 2016.

However, if the resettlement numbers remain consistent, the White House's target of more than 100,000 refugees can be reached, unless the Trump administration can slow the tide.

The Trump administration is expected to include the nations of Somalia and Syria on its paused list, notes Breitbart. Already, 3,542 Syrian refugees have been settled in the United States since Oct. 31, and if that rate continues, an estimated 14,000 could be resettled, a rise from the 12,500 coming in FY 2016.

In addition, 3,474 refugees have come in from Somalia since Oct. 1, and like with Syria, could result in 14,000 coming in during FY 2017.

Most of the Syrian refugees, at 389, have been sent to Michigan, followed by:

  • California, 372.
  • Pennsylvania, 261.
  • Texas, 245.
  • Florida, 202.
  • New York, 343.
  • Ohio, 248.
  • Kentucky, 239.
  • Arizona, 225.

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The Obama administration has already accepted nearly twice as many refugees into the United States during the first months of fiscal year 2017 as it did during the same period last year, according to information from the Department of State interactive website.
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