Obama Administration Nearly Doubles Number of Refugee Arrivals So Far in FY 2017

The_Twin_Cities Somali Refugees AP PhotoJim Mone
The Obama administration has accepted 25,584 refugees into the United States in the two months and 26 days since FY 2017 began on October 1, according to the Department of State interactive website. That number is nearly double the 13,791 refugees accepted during the comparable period between October 1, 2015 and December 26, 2015 of the prior fiscal year (FY 2016).