The Obama administration will meet its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year a month ahead of schedule and is working with Congress to increase the target by a few thousand in 2018, the White House said on Monday.
The US ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, Sunday described the resettlement numbers as "a floor, not a ceiling".
"The Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, wants to ban anyone coming from an area with terrorism ties and a majority of governors, all but one a Republican, insist Syrian refugees are not welcome because some could pose a security threat". "We do not believe these goals are mutually exclusive".
In a reference to the security debate, Wells said that 'refugees are the most thoroughly screened category of travellers to the United States'.
Alice Wells, the USA ambassador to Jordan, announced on Monday that a group of several hundred Syrian families leaving for new homes in Virginia and California will include the 10,000th Syrian refugee the US has accepted, meeting a goal set by President Barack Obama in 2015.
As of March, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees had submitted more than 32,000 Syrians to the US for resettlement consideration. As such, he set a goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.
The resettlement program focuses on the most vulnerable refugees, including those who were subjected to violence or torture or those who are sick.
Only a small percentage of Syrian refugees have been resettled to third countries.
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However, winning the group stage like in 2012 against the reigning Champions League winners won't be an easy feat to replicate. So we could have a North London derby in the Champions League? "It is a delightful group, equally hard and attractive".
"Essentially what the Obama administration was able to do was to mobilize resources both within the intelligence community, within the Department of Homeland Security, to do things like deploy more officers to conduct interviews", Earnest said. The average review took more than a year and a half to complete.
The initiative got off to a slow start previous year, initially raising questions about whether the target could be met. But with routes northward now restricted, there's nowhere for them to go and, as smugglers resort to more unsafe practices, more migrants are dying en route.
Merkel said she was hopeful that European Union members would reach an agreement on outstanding questions arising from the migrant crisis, one of which is how to fairly distribute asylum seekers among all the bloc's 28 member states. "Good start, but I know our country can take in at least 10x more".
But she reiterated her stance that blocking refugees based on their religion was misguided. The United States has committed to work with the worldwide community to significantly increase humanitarian assistance funding, double the global number of refugees afforded opportunities for resettlement or other humanitarian admissions, and help empower refugees in countries of asylum. "We're going to have to keep discussing that".
For some, 10,000 is too many. The resistance came as authorities revealed that one of the suspects believed to be involved in the Paris terrorist attacks entered Europe among the current wave of Syrian refugees.
Weise told the weekly that his agency is planning for between 250,000 and 300,000 arrivals this year.
In December, Trump proposed a plan to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the USA, and most recently revised that plan to a temporary ban on "certain people" coming from countries with "tremendous terrorism". Berlin, which is a city-state, votes September 18.
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Bolt said achieving his " triple triple " - three consecutive Olympic golds in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m - will make him immortal. It was his slowest time in his three Olympic 100m finals, but it was fast enough to beat Justin Gatlin by.08 seconds.
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While the season continues through November 30, the areas where storms can develop becomes limited, NOAA explained. This will not be a full blown tropical system but you'll notice higher rain chances through the extended period.
As of Monday, 3,075 Louisiana residents remained in emergency shelters as state and federal officials scrambled to find housing. The visit is a reminder of the political dangers and opportunities that natural disasters can pose.
Rounding out the pre-show was Sheamus taking on Cesaro in the first of a best-of-seven series of matches. Owens: Actually, I think it was announced this afternoon that Sami's going to be on the kickoff show.
Protesters have been demonstrating outside the French embassy in London on Thursday against the heavily criticised burkini ban. . The woman had gone to the beach in Cannes , and said she was given a verbal warning when she refused to remove the headscarf.
The company has been working on revamping its stores and improving sales staff training to convert browsers into buyers. Non-GAAP EPS came in $0.57, up from $0.49 during the prior-year period and $0.14 better than analysts were expecting.
A college student from Brooklyn was stabbed to death early Sunday in upstate Ithaca, according to police and reports. The second victim was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a regional trauma center.
He said there was a need to identify the trouble mongers and also counselling the "misguided youth" against taking to violence. Around forty other people were injured in violent actions of Indian police and troops against the protesters.
Perse I/GCSE results have improved in each of the last five years and are now consistently some of the very best in the country. The figures show that close to 60 per cent of pupils achieved A* to C passes in five or more GCSEs, including English and maths.
In Dana Point, officials said mosquitoes have been collected in the Quail Run area and around Dana Point City Hall. Adding fish to circulate water in any backyard ponds, and clearing pond edges of debris and vegetation.
It's not pretty, but Best Buy is finding a way to survive the Amazon. (NYSE: BBY ) paid a total of $0.28 per share in dividends. You can chalk that up to the fact that Best Buy has never lost its ability to confound Wall Street expectations in a good way.
In 2015, South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal, citing errors of law in the verdict, increased the charge to murder. OSCAR Pistorius' six-year-jail term can not be challenged, South African prosecutors have been told.
The U.S. blood donation system is massive with about one million units of blood collected from each month. Raoult Ratard, state epidemiologist said none of these cases are related to the recent flooding event.
Analysts say the flight showed North Korea has made progress in its push to be able to strike US forces throughout the region. But its development of reliable submarine-launched missiles would add weapons that are harder to detect before liftoff.
He never finished higher than 14th at the NCAA cross country championships but won the USA Marathon Championships in 2015. He had finished fifth in the 10,000 metres in Rio after winning a silver medal in the event at the 2012 London Olympics.
We are definitely looking forward to the release of Britney's Lifetime movie; a wonderful way to honor the pop princess. With all of this attention on the pop-star, Lifetime has chose to push a Britney Spears biopic into the 2017 schedule.
More information should be coming on Tuesday, given that this is when the entirety of the cast will be officially revealed. The reason why he revealed such a limited lineup is due to the fact that he was not allowed to divulge the entire lineup.
In 2016, Tesla received almost 400,000 pre-orders for its Model 3 , which will have a consumer-friendly starting price of $35,000. Tesla has raised the bar once again with the next phase of the Model S and Model X, introducing the P100D package.
As the investigation continues, it appears the NCAA's committee on infractions would hear the Ole Miss case until next year. Those recruited players were granted immunity from potential NCAA punishment if they were truthful in their interviews.
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