Obama: ‘In the Coming Fiscal Year, the U.S. Will Welcome and Resettle 110,000 Refugees’

‘Which is nearly, a 60 percent increase over 2015 — we intend to do it right, and we will do it safely’

OBAMA: "The refugees in places like Ecuador or Kenya don’t always get as much attention as some of the recent migrations, but they need help too.  And that’s part of our goal here. Collectively, our nations are roughly doubling the number of refugees that we admit to our countries to more than 360,000 this year.  Again, I want to especially commend Germany, Canada, Austria, the Netherlands and Australia for their continued leadership, as well countries like Argentina and Portugal for their new commitments.  And today, I’m proud to announce that the United States will continue our leadership role.  In the coming fiscal year, starting next week, the United States will welcome and resettle 110,000 refugees from around the world — which is nearly, a 60 percent increase over 2015.  We intend to do it right, and we will do it safely."

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