The Obama administration is on pace to bring 20,000 Syrian refugees into the United States in FY 2017.
The final number of Syrian refugees arriving in the United States this fiscal year will be determined by which candidate–Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump–is inaugurated as president in January 2017.
If Hillary Clinton wins, she will be well positioned to accelerate Syrian refugee resettlement in FY 2017 to the 65,000 she has said she wants to come into the country annually.
If Donald Trump wins, he has committed to suspending Syrian refugee resettlement.
A recent Breitbart/Gravis poll shows that 59 percent of voters oppose Hillary Clinton’s plan to increase Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States.
During the first eleven days of October, the first month of the fiscal year, the administration resettled 608 Syrian refugees across the country, according to the State Department interactive website, a rate of more than 55 per day. If that pace continues for the remaining 354 days of FY 2017, a total of 20,075 Syrian refugees will be resettled in the United States during the fiscal year.
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