U.S. Announces It Will Increase Refugee Admissions to 100,000 in 2017

“U.S. to Increase Admission of Refugees to 100,000 in 2017, Kerry Says,” Michael R. Gordon for the New York Times:

The Obama administration will increase the number of refugees the United States is willing to accept in 2017 to 100,000, a significant increase over the current annual worldwide cap of 70,000, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

The announcement came as Mr. Kerry conferred here with German officials on the wave of migrants that has swamped Europe and met with Syrian refugees who are seeking asylum in Europe.

Under the new plan, the U.S. limit on annual refugee visas would be increased to 85,000 in 2016. The cap would then rise to 100,000 the following year…

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