Obama Plans to Admit More Refugees

Obama Plans to Admit More Refugees

President Obama has announced his intention to admit 110,000 refugees over the next year, which is 10,000 more refugees than his original plan. This figure is likely to include a substantial number of Syrian refugees, which has sparked a great deal of debate during the presidential campaign. While immigration advocates had hoped for as many 200,000 refugees to be admitted, the increased number of 110,000 refugees, according to a senior Obama administration official, “is consistent with [our] belief that all countries should do more to help the world’s most vulnerable people.” Furthermore, since Congress is in control of funding the program, the administration is necessarily limited to the number of refugees it can admit. The administration also hopes to admit a significantly greater number of Syrian refugees than its goal of 10,000 this year, a goal which it met during the month prior to the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The Obama administration issued an extensive report indicating that although Syrian refugees typically would prefer to return home when conflict in their home countries end, their continued vulnerability in their native lands make resettlement in the United States beneficial to them. While refugee resettlement used to enjoy bipartisan support, support has waned substantially as individuals have attributed terrorist attacks in the U.S. and Europe to immigrants and/or their children. The administration has pointed to the extensive screening process that refugees must go through in order to resettle in the U.S. as evidence that the refugees in question are not terrorists. Furthermore, the Obama administration, via the United Nations General Assembly, has called on other countries to take on twice as many refugees as they do now. Landerholm Immigration, A.P.C., consists of California deportation defense lawyers who have the immigration law experience that you need and deserve when facing removal charges. No matter what type of allegations exist in your case, we will advocate on your behalf and guide you through the deportation defense process, one step at a time. We know what defenses work in certain situations, and will use the facts of your case to build the strongest defense possible for you. Contact our office today, and discover what we can do for you.
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