Raising Refugee Limit for U.S. Won't Bring Quick Resettlement

  • Only 'vulnerable' refugees are considered for U.S. admission
  • Applying for resettlement in the U.S. can take two years

Amid a swelling humanitarian crisis sparked by the bloody civil war in Syria, the Obama administration plans to raise the number refugees it accepts for resettlement in the U.S. to 85,000 in the next fiscal year and 100,000 in 2017.

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