Washington D.C : Not to miss the bus of joining hands with countries promising resettlement to refugees, United States of America bid its deal when President Barrack Obama assured America’s resettlement plans to Syrian refugees.
Anticipated as a damage control move under increasing pressure to demonstrate that United States wants to join European nations in the effort to resettle Syrian refugees, it is opined that President Obama instructed his administration to take in at least 10,000 displaced Syrians over the next year.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a briefing that while the administration was continuing to examine responses to a refugee crisis that has overwhelmed Europe in recent days, the President has decided to raise the number of Syrian refugees admitted to at least 10,000 in the fiscal year beginning in October from fewer than 2,000 this year.
Earnest said that President would not allow any lessening in the intense background and medical checks that can take as much as two years to complete. Those wishing to come to United States must apply through United Nations, which has a presence in many refugee camps, he added, saying migrants must refrain from taking risky journeys and paying traffickers.
Earnest detailed that refugees have to be screened by the National Counter Terrorism Center, by the F.B.I. Terrorist Screening Center in a process by which the agencies go through databases that are maintained by D.H.S., the Department of Defense and the intelligence community, and biographical and biometric information collected about these individuals will be examined.