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US Admits Just 5 Syrian Christians Since October

US Admits Just 5 Syrian Christians Since October
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By    |   Friday, 20 November 2015 09:14 AM

Only five of the Syrians who have come into the United States since October have been Christians, a new report shows, and since January, just 30 of the 1,875 Syrians who have arrived on American soil are Christians, compared to 1,833 who are Muslims.

According to the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing Systems (WRAPS), which tracks refugees and their resettlements, three Catholics, one Christian, and one Orthodox believer came into the United States since October, when the 2016 fiscal year began, reports The Washington Free Beacon.

An estimated 10 percent of Syrians are Christians, but the number coming to the United States represents just 1.6 percent, but a State Department spokesman said that the disparity is a coincidence.

"We can't predict exactly who [among a refugee population] is going to apply for American asylum," a State Department spokesperson told the Free Beacon.

"It is unclear how many Christians have left the country; however, it is estimated that they make up a small percentage of the Syrian refugee population. UNHCR identifies refugees for resettlement based on vulnerability, which may include belonging to a religious or ethnic minority."

According to a Bloomberg poll, about two-thirds of Americans said they favor either stopping Syrian refugee resettlements in the United States or only allowing Christians to come in.

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Only five of the Syrians who have come into the United States since October have been Christians, a new report shows, and since January, just 30 of the 1,875 Syrians who have arrived on American soil are Christians, compared to 1,833 who are Muslims.
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