SURGE: 110,000 refugees next year, Kerry tells Congress
Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers to expect 110,000 refugees to be resettled in the United States next year, a figure that accounts for an unknown increase in the number of refugees from the Syrian civil war.
Kerry met with Judiciary Committee lawmakers from both sides of the Capitol Tuesday and informed them that the refugee cap for next year would exceed previous projections, which had been set at 100,000. The new cap is “a roughly 57 percent increase in the number of refugees the United States admitted as recently as [fiscal year] 2015 and a roughly 29 percent increase from the administration’s target for FY 2016,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said following the meeting. – READ MORE