The goal of US President Barack Obama to host 10,000 Syrian refugees until September 30 will be completed today, he announced the White House.
Syrian refugee “number 10,000 will arrive this afternoon,” he said in a statement, the main national security adviser to Barack Obama, Susan Rice.
In September 2015, Barack Obama promised to host 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States during the fiscal year that began in October 2015 and ends on 30 September.
The number six times higher than the previous fiscal year, is a “hard work testimony and dedication” of the employees of the federal government committed to “meet the expectations of the President” and “strengthen the refugee program integrity, including its strict protocols security “, also refers to the statement.
The promise of Barack Obama welcome the Syrian refugees sparked controversy among many Republicans, concerned at the possibility of some possibly planning attacks in the United States.
According to the White House, the United States should admit the current fiscal year at least 85,000 refugees from around the world, including “people and vulnerable families from Burma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Iraq, Somalia and Ukraine.”