US Govt ‘Steadfastly Committed’ to Obama’s Syrian Refugee Resettlement Plan

Monday, November 16, 2015
By Paul Martin

SputnikNews.com
16.11.2015

US Department of State spokesperson Eric Toner said that the US government continues to support President Barack Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by 2016 despite calls from governor’s around the United States to halt the resettlement program.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US government continues to support President Barack Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by 2016 despite calls from governor’s around the United States to halt the resettlement program, US Department of State spokesperson Eric Toner said on Monday.

>”We remain steadfastly committed to the president’s plan to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States in FY [fiscal year] 2016, we think we can do this safely and in a way that represents the best of American values,” Toner stated during a press briefing.

The United States also subjects refugees fleeing the war in Syria to the most intensive security checks of any category of immigrant, US State Department said.

“These refugees are subject to the highest level of security checks of any category of traveler to the United States,” Toner said. “These Syrian refugees go through…[an] additional form of security screenings.”

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