Obama wants US to prepare for 10,000 Syrian refugees next year

By REUTERS
September 10, 2015 20:26



WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama has directed his administration to prepare to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

The number reflects a "significant scaling up" of the US commitment to accept refugees from the war-torn country and to provide for their basic needs, White House press secretary Josh Earnest.


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