Obama Surpasses 10,000 Syrian Refugee Quota

More than a month ahead of schedule, the Obama administration met its self-imposed goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the U.S. this fiscal year.

Admissions vastly spiked in May, after the U.S. increased the number of processing centers in key Middle Eastern locations such as Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon to expedite the refugee vetting process by their September 30 deadline. To be exact, the U.S. “vetted” and admitted more than 8,000 refugees between May and August.

With an entire month left to go in the 2016 fiscal year, the administration will likely go well over its 10,000 quota. Indeed, less than 24 hours after announcing it reached its goal, State Department data reveals that the administration has already admitted 10,177 Syrian refugees.

Syrian Refugee chart 1

 

So, with the promised 10,000 Syrian refugees already admitted into the country – and potentially more on their way – many Americans are left wondering where all of these individuals are being placed. Data sourced from the State Department’s Refugee Processing center reveal Michigan and California as the top two receiving states for Syrian refugees admitted to the country, making up roughly 20 percent of all admissions. Furthermore, the same data show that the top 10 states receiving the most refugees account for 66 percent of all Syrian placements thus far.

Syrian Refugee chart 2

Despite meeting its goal ahead of schedule, the Obama administration continues to push for more Syrian refugees. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the 10,000 figure was nothing more than a “compromise” and that President Obama would like to increase that number by “a few thousand more” next fiscal year. Even if he is no longer in office, President Obama may get his wish if Hillary Clinton if elected, as she has announced her support for admitting 65,000 Syrian refugees annually.

Comments

  1. avatar Up Huff says:

    Of course they are NOT telling us how many of these “refugees” are single, unmarried men. Should Trump win the election his first course of action should be to round up all of the “refugees” that consist of men who have not been married, married without children, or married with children less than 5 years old and ship them back to Syria or wherever. They are the one’s that pose the greatest threat. It’s been documented that these groups are the one’s that are more likely to be radicalized.
    We also need to box up and send the Obama family with them. Birds of a feather and all that.
    They won’t be missed.

  2. avatar kurt thialfad says:

    Canada took in 25,000 Syrian refugees over 3 years. All privately funded – no government money used at all.
    And they are taking families only. Directly from refugee camps.
    We should follow their example, and not announce, as Obama that we are taking AT LEAST 10,000. Tell us what the upper limit is, not the lower limit.

  3. avatar Karine Aguilar says:

    All America is known for are their unjust wars. I can imagine that the Norwegian Peace Price committee must feel like fools giving war mongering Obama the Nobel Peace price. And once Hillary the witch is on he helm – the destruction will continue. You bet Obama had to finally fess up to his criminal reign and help the people in Syria. Unfortunately it is a fact that the average American is uneducated and ill informed … This is obvious looking at the majority of comments here.
    Do you really think that Americans have the right to plunder and kill without consequences. ? Educate yourselves before posting all kinds of stupid crap. Get the facts for a change. The rest of the world s fed up with America and everything that comes with it ! Unfortunately not many Americas travel to other countries, and all they go by is the propaganda the American government feeds them..
    No wonder America is going down the crapper. Right now America is the most hated country worldwide. Plus folks ae cracking up when a dude like Trump might become president.

    • avatar Leland says:

      And yet, if given the choice, a substantial portion of the world would move here. Polls show half of India would come here if there were no limits on entering this country. The fact is the middle east has been killing each other for centuries. That’s the reason we need to stay out of there.

  4. avatar CHARLIE says:

    If you aren’t a lawful citizen, We should send their asses back to where they came from.! To hell with Obama ! Ill sure be glad to see him GO! We don’t need Hillary either!

  5. avatar Pat says:

    So sick of lies and corruption of Obama administration!!!

  6. Obama Smiles as Syrian Refugees Invade America

  7. avatar Ray Warren says:

    GOD is the only answer!!!!!!!!!

    • avatar Diane anglin says:

      I don’t know if I would bring god into the argument. His son Jesus felt you should give your brother your cloak food etc. And that all people are your brothers. I tend to be more practical and believe it is not a good idea to bring lots of potential enemies into our country and that we need to take better care of our own poor first. Let’s face it…half the world or more would like to move here and we as a country can only do so much before our own people suffer as a result.

  8. avatar Mary Cooper says:

    Loved Trump’s speech last night and was impressed by his visit to Mexico. I don’t think Mexico really wants to be a conduit for illegal immigrants from the central America and many other nations. Personally, I would be happy to donate to build a better border, such as a wall, just as America did to renovate the Statue of Liberty!

  9. avatar Kyle says:

    He’s “fundamentally changing the U.S.” just like the POS stated!

  10. avatar SecBorders says:

    “Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too.”
    –Marcus Aurelius, ruler of the Roman Empire at its height.

  11. avatar Leland says:

    I was reading a newspaper story about reaching the 10,000 mark and a profile of one of the families admitted said that the father had “heart problems”. Oh great. This is the typical nonsense where these refugee organizations bring people in, give them a couple months assistance and then dump all the costs on the American taxpayer. Meanwhile, Obamacare is at the point of collapse in some areas, with a lot of people paying huge monthly premiums and still not getting a cent of reimbursement until they reach a deductible of several thousand dollars, meaning a lot of are not going to the doctor. You can be sure that guy will be getting all the healthcare he needs.

    Trump was talking about a month ago about the high number of Somali “refugees” on welfare. The typical reaction was not whether he was correct or not, he was, and the figures are there for anyone to see, but all most of the media did was quote various “spokesmen” who denounced him as insensitive and racist. In fact, that is how much of the media operates. They don’t examine whether something is true or not, but attack the person who said it.

    Just like gang membership. The city of San Jose California says on their website sanjoseca.gov that “Hispanic gangs make up the largest population of gangs in San Jose” and that there are “approximately 102 validated gangs in San Jose”. And not by coincidence, it’s a sanctuary city and the police stood by while “protestors” assaulted Trump supporters at a rally in June. Welcome to the new America. You don’t count, but foreigners do.

    • avatar Leland says:

      As the perfect example of how the media operates, as described above, this is from an article by Evan Halper of the Tribune Washington Bureau about Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin:

      “The allegations stem from Abedin’s childhood in Saudi Arabia, and an academic journal her mother publishes that Islamic scholars say is not radical.”

      Seriously, how phony can you get. Instead of printing some of the extremist Sharia fundamentalist views published in that “journal” and let the average reader make up their mind, we’re supposed to take the word of “Islamic scholars” that it’s not radical. How about letting us decide, not some ‘scholar” of a religion where adherents in many countries think you should die for leaving Islam. Because that is exactly the view espoused in a book that Abedin’s mother edited.

    • avatar Does ben says:

      What is a “validated gang”? Are they licensed by the sanctuary cities?

      • avatar Leland says:

        No, they’re not. It means they are recognized by the city as gangs. You would agree that 102 is a lot?

    • avatar debbie says:

      Absolutely! They could Care Less about WE The AMERICA PEOPLE, Only about LYING About the “NUMBERS” of IMMIGRANTS, ILLEGALS & REFUGEES, Like they’ve Lied about NO INFLATION, & The JOBS/UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS..As far as the 10,000 Number of REFUGEES?? If you Believe THAT, You’ll Believe the REST OF THOSE LIES TOO..The TRUE #’s of UNVETTED REFUGEES, CAUSING ALL OF “US” to PAY MORE ON EVERYTHING SINGLE THING, EVERYTHING, Is NEVER going to be KNOWN, Just as OUR OWN Governors of OUR STATES also Were NOT ALLOWED TO KNOW, HOW MANY OR WHERE THEY’VE BEEN “FLOWN IN, BUSED, & DROPPED OFF ALL ACROSS OUR..OUR COUNTRY..Now, they also “IMPORTED MILLIONS FOR VOTERS!”..Believe it, they’ve Redrawn the “MAPS”, Imported MILLIONS, WE KNOW, or some of US With a BRAIN that actually IS FUNCTIONING, that VOTER FRAUD DOES & HAS EXISTED, all along. Especially the past 2 “ELECTIONS”..Actually with some states, ours being ONE of them, with a Primary on August 30th? There were MORE..”BOUGHT & PAID FOR..POSITIONS, within OUR GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS OUR COURTS”..Just as OBAMAS REGIME has DONE with CLINTONISTAS HELP, BOTH OF THEM, When the “DEAL” WAS MADE, & HITLERY Was MADE TO SUPPORT “OBAMA” knowing she’d Receive a “POSITION” which of course she Thoroughly SCREWED UP..Although, ALL THAT “FOUNDATION MONEY, & ALL THE EMAILS, & OF COURSE ALL HER HORRIFIC BS, along with OBUMMER, regarding LIBYA, IRAN, BENGHAZI!! & SO MANY MORE!”..That “FOUNDATION?!”..COME ON..SOROS?? Has BEEN INFLUENCING, & JUST “ONE” WHO’S PAID TO PLAY, Although, there’s SO MANY MORE, & ALL WANT TO CONTINUE..OUR COUNTRYS “TRANSFORMATION”..to being JUST ANOTHER 3RD WORLD COUNTRY< NO BORDERS, NO SECURITY, NO MILITARY, NO ECONOMY, & YET, SAME "RULERS"..AKA..the ELITISTS, BANKERS, GLOBALISTS, & OTHER..DICK-TATORS/TYRANTS/COMMUNISTS/SOCIALISTS/PROGRESSIVES/LIBS/KINGS & QUEENS, & OTHER..DESPOTS..ALL of the CORRUPTION, & DOWNING OF OUR NATION, AS WELL AS WHAT'S "LEFT!" OF THE GLOBE, Which isn't Much now that they've ALL DONE THEIR "THING", Hell, They've PURGED OR ELIMINATED, EXTERMINATED ALL THOSE Who COULD'VE Continued the FIGHT..The OPPOSITE OF THEIR..OPINIONS & BELIEFS Of HOW OUR COUNTRY, & THEIRS SHOULD BE RUN..GOD, I COULD GO ON & ON, WHAT LIKE "HITLERY SAID"..WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT NOW MAKE? IF IT CONTINUES as it's BEEN, It won't Matter, they'll be NOTHING LEFT OF "OUR!! FREE, ONCE, ONCE SECURE, ONCE THRIVING, ONCE PROSPEROUS, WITH RIGHTS & FREEDOMS, & CULTURE & HISTORY!"..ALL BEING..TRANSFORMED to the DEGREES that NOT MANY Could POSSIBLY Imagine! I'm done for now, BUT NOT FOR LONG..Just wish I was younger, SO I COULD REALLY..FIGHT! As for SANCTUARY CITIES?? OF COURSE THEY EXIST!

    • avatar Charlene says:

      Don’t know why this would be any different. When the Vietnamese and other Asian refugees came to United States they stepped off the ship with Social Security card in hand and directed to the local welfare office for time limited refugee assistance federal funds. The boat people were mostly farmers and fishermen with no education. Not many jobs needed in those categories so what do you do. Training was nearly impossible as most could not read or write their own language. Added to this was that many people were older and some became depressed due to lack of culture, familiar lifestyle, food, friends and family, language barriers, and religion. Many had medical problems or no work history. They were entitled to financial aid, medicade, food stamps and low income housing. Later to be granted SSI. Which is Social Security due to being disabled and unemployable. After SSI was granted some people began working under the table with family and friends, while children of the refugees were eligible to low income school financial aid. Many students later became highly educated and now hold professional positions. This didn’t evolve over night. Many taxpayers dollars were invested into these industrious people who now contribute greatly both financially and scientifically. Will this happen again, it’s possible, but not without taxpayer resources over many years. We are a nation that started as immigrants working together to bring our country to where it is today. Can we the people afford the financial burden as well as our natural resources. What about the implied national security issues.