US to set­tle 4,700 Syr­ian refugees

Pakistan Observer - - INTERNATIONAL -

WASH­ING­TON—The United States has ap­proved 4,700 Syr­ian refugees who are await­ing re­set­tle­ment to the coun­try, while an ad­di­tional 7,900 are await­ing se­cu­rity re­view, U.S. Home­land Se­cu­rity Sec­re­tary Jeh John­son said on Fri­day.

John­son, speak­ing to a home­land se­cu­rity ad­vi­sory panel at the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity, was de­fend­ing against crit­ics who say the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion is fall­ing be­hind meet­ing its goal of bring­ing in 10,000 Syr­ian refugees into the coun­try by the end of fis­cal year 2016.

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