CNS News reporter Patrick Goodenough is staying on top of the numbers coming out of the US State Department and has the latest count today. Thanks to reader ‘heymister24’ for letting us know about the up-to-the-minute numbers.
(CNSNews.com) – The State Department is committed to meeting President Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States this fiscal year, and expects the numbers to “increase exponentially” over the summer, a spokesman said Tuesday.
With four months left in FY2016, the administration has admitted 3,566 Syrian refugees as of Tuesday – or 35.6 percent of the 10,000 target number.
Read it all and see their very informative graph which tells us that in the first 7 days of June:
Of the 761 admitted since the beginning of June, none are Christians. The 761 refugees comprise 759 Sunnis, and two other Muslims.
Remember readers that September 30th is not the end of it. All of those new resettlement sites we have been writing about (Reno, NV, Missoula, MT, Rutland, VT etc.), will get their Syrians next year. Obama has one more shot at ‘determining’ who comes to the US and how many (for FY2017) just as he is leaving office and he has already said the numbers will be much greater than this year. Could a newly elected President in November, put a halt to the flow in January—YES! But, you can be sure Hillary won’t!
Other articles by Patrick Goodenough are here.
See the graph (Obama is saving Sunni Muslims as a first priority):