John Kerry: U.S. to Accept 85,000 Refugees in 2016, 100,000 in 2017

September 20, 2015 4:39 PM

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The U.S. is offering new details about its plan to ease the Syrian refugee crisis by significantly increasing the number of worldwide refugees it will take in over the next two years.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the U.S. will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world next year, up from 70,000, and the number will rise to 100,000 in 2017.

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