Refugee Crisis: US Proposes Taking in 5,000 More Refugees Next Year

September 9, 2015 8:55 PM

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Refugee Crisis: US Proposes Taking in 5,000 More Refugees Next Year

In a private meeting with members of Congress today, Secretary of State John Kerry proposed that the United States admit an additional 5,000 refugees from across the globe next year, a senior State Department official confirmed to ABC News.

That proposal, part of an annual discussion about refugee policy in the United States, would increase the total number of refugees allowed in the country to 75,000 in 2016 from 70,000 this year. Congress ultimately determines the total number, and the discussion comes as North Africa and the Middle ...

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