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Obama Wants Large Refugee Intake Increase in 2017

President Barack Obama has set a goal to admit 110,000 refugees into the United States during the 2017 fiscal year, which is about 10,000 more than his initial goal and about 30 percent higher than this year. Secretary of State John Kerry announced the new resettlement goal during a closed session with members of the House and Senate judiciary committees Tuesday, according to media reports. The last time the U.S. set a resettlement goal as high as Obama’s was during Bill Clinton’s...

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