David Pratt – The Obama administration said it will increase the cap on refugees allowed into the domestic borders of the Empire from 70,000 to 100,000 by 2017. The limit on annual refugee visas will be increased to 85,000 in 2016, and the cap will rise to 100,000 the following year.
Secretary of State John Kerry announced the plan Sunday after meeting with German officials about the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the Syrian war, turmoil in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and other regions and conflicts. Kerry met also with Syrian refugees who are seeking asylum in Europe. There are 4 million people from Syria alone in U.N. refugee camps.
Kerry stated that the U.S. is looking at ways to increase that cap over 100,000.
“We still need to do more and we understand that,” Kerry said during a joint news conference with German foreign minister Frank Walter-Steinmeier.