Settlement of Syrian Refugees in the U.S. Accelerates
July 13, 2016
After a slow start, the influx of Syrians to the U.S. has accelerated in recent months and annual arrivals are likely to reach 10,000 by the end of September, the amount promised by the Obama administration.
By March 31, halfway through the fiscal year, only 1,285 Syrians had arrived, according to official data. By June 30, the Syrian number had jumped to 5,211. Overall refugee admissions had reached 49,791.
Among Syrians admitted this year, 20% are adult men, 20% are adult women and 60% are children. The vast majority of the men are in a family unit, said a State Department spokesman.