US to take in 85 000 refugees in 2016, 100 000 in 2017: Kerry

September 20, 2015 7:09 PM

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The United States will take in more refugees worldwide over the next two years, US Secretary of State John Kerry pledged Sunday, including 10,000 Syrian asylum-seekers in 2016.

"We will now go up to 85,000 with at least 10,000 over the next year in Syria specifically. And in the next fiscal year we will target 100,000," he said.

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