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White House on track to bring in 10,000 Syrian refugees
by Jordan Fabian and Kristina Wong
The Obama administration is on track to meet its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States by the end of September, government officials said Friday.
Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, said that 8,000 Syrians have been resettled in the U.S. this year.
"We are very confident we will welcome at least 10,000 refugees from Syria by the end of this fiscal year," she told reporters on a conference call.
If the U.S. keeps admitting refugees from Syria at its current pace, Richard said "we may exceed 10,000" by the end of the fiscal year.
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