15 September 2015
US gave a first specific commitment that it will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. White House released a statement in this regard.
Till now, United States has taken close to 1,500 refugees from worn torn Syria. European countries have openly came forward to accept Syrian refugees. Germany is preparing to take around 1,00,000 refugees this year. Many members of Congress are putting pressure on the Barak Obama administration to accommodate at least 65,000 refugees this year. Similarly many refugee advocates , Not for profit organizations, Religious groups are urging US to accept more refugees.
The United States is fighting against Islamic State in Syria.