Reuters: Obama Wants U.S. to Prepare for 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year

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They quote Melanie Nezer, vice president for policy and advocacy at HIAS, who said, "this is totally within the realm of what the current system on autopilot could do. This is not time for autopilot. This is time to really ramp things up."

As the story notes, the announcment is "the first specific commitment the United States has made toward increasing its acceptance of refugees from the war-torn country... But refugee advocates and some members of Congress say taking in an additional 10,000 refugees does not go far enough toward addressing the humanitarian crisis triggered by the war, which has prompted a massive refugee influx into Europe."

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