57 Iraqi refugees admitted to US in July

August 2, 2007 02:36


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The United States has taken in 190 Iraqi refugees since last year, according to a government document that shows the monthly numbers falling despite pledges to accept thousands by October. The Bush administration admitted just 57 refugees in July, six fewer than in June. The United States has insisted it would take at least 2,000 in the current budget year, which ends from Sept. 30. With 190 admitted during the past 10 months, that leaves just two months for the administration to meet the current target, already scaled backed from an initial promise of 7,000. The latest figures are from a State Department document obtained by The Associated Press that provides a month-by-month tally of Iraqi refugees taken in since last October.

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