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US Scrambles to Bring in More Refugees by Month's End

With two weeks remaining in the U.S. fiscal year, refugee aid agencies around the country are in the middle of what is projected to be one of the busiest months for arrivals in at least a decade, following a surge to bring in more Syrians fleeing civil war and Islamic State militants. As of September 15, nearly 79,000 refugees from 78 countries have come to the U.S. since October 1, 2015, a figure that hasn’t been reached in 17 years, according to official data. The U.S. refugee...

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