Kerry says U.S. ready to take more refugees

Reuters

The United States will take in 15,000 more refugees from around the world next year, increasing the current level to 85,000, and to 100,000 in 2017, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after talks with his German counterpart on Sunday.

The remarks may show an increasing willingness of the United States to help cope with the mass migration of Syrians although the offer is modest when compared with the hundreds of thousands that are moving alone to Europe and in particular, Germany.  

Kerry did not say how many of the additional refugees would be from Syria but pledged that the U.S. was ready to help.

“In consultation with Congress, we will continue to explore ways to increase those figures while maintaining robust security,” Kerry told a news conference after meeting German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

“The need is enormous, but we are determined to answer the call.”

Kerry’s comments address calls on U.S. President Barack Obama, to help more in the crisis. Obama has said the U.S. will accept at least 10,000 Syrians over the coming year displaced by the four-year civil war.

Kerry’s announcement comes ahead of a Sept. 23 emergency summit meeting of European Union leaders to address the flood of refugees that has overwhelmed the region.

Countries disagree as to who should take responsibility for the more than 500,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year alone, prompting Hungary’s use of water cannon and razor wire on its border with Serbia.

Many of the same fears shape the debate in Europe as in the United States, where the number of refugees allowed in slowed sharply after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Some Republicans have warned that the administration was allowing in potential terrorists. Aid groups, meanwhile, have been critical of plans to allow in only 10,000 Syrians, given the large size of the American economy and population. They have called for ten times as many to be admitted.

Kerry has pushed for renewed efforts to find a political solution to the crisis and urgedRussia and Iran, who back Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, to convince him to negotiate an end to the war.

While in London on Saturday, Kerry repeated that the Syrian president must go but said the conditions and timing of his departure depended on negotiations.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/20/us-europe-migrants-kerry-idUSKCN0RK0RU20150920

8 thoughts on “Kerry says U.S. ready to take more refugees

  1. We should take as many as John and Theresa are willing to board in their homes. Preferably in the home they reside in currently. If that works well, overflow to Valerie J’s, Hillary C’s and BHO’S homes.

  2. I accept Kerry’s proposition on the condition they[refugees] all move onto HIS property and are disallowed from leaving for any reason including but not limited to wildfire, illness, attack, etc…

    1. I will second that as long as Kerry is disallowed to leave as well, and I get to shake the hand of whoever it was that introduced his face to the backside of a shovel.

  3. “Countries disagree as to who should take responsibility for the more than 500,000 people who have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year alone,…”

    There is only ONE POS group responsible for this bullsh#t… but they’ll never be named by these scumbags (Kerry & co.)…

    THE STINKING JEWS!!!!!

      1. Teutonic?
        LOL
        considering the catholic church is a bunch of jews too…
        I see no point to your comment.

        The HANSA League was a trading group of cities hundreds of years ago. LOL

        Pretty much anyone with wealth has a demon on their soul. Any merchant who seeks more is worshiping the “god of this world”(satan).

        When you consider ALL the “laws” of this(and most) countries are now based on International Commercial Law and the Law Merchant one can assume anyone who wakes up to make more money is in league with the Talmudic ideology.

        Whats in your wallet???

  4. These Criminal gangsters in Washington DC and their bankster masters have crushed the middle class in this country. We have 94,000,000 AMERICANS OUT OF WORK DAMN IT!!!!!! They are bringing in a bunch of MUSLIMES who will number in the tens of millions in 10 years and we will ALL be competing for what few jobs that will be left. We’re already in the economic toilet.

    THIS SHOWS EVERYONE HOW MUCH THE US GOVERNMENT HATES THE POPULATION AN HOW MUCH THEY WANT US DEAD DEAD DEAD!!!!

    Why in tarnation are we not at war yet? They certainly are with us damn it!!!!!!

    1. “we” are at war. Have been since before I was an oops.
      Just most normal people are reserved from murdering. Looks bad on the souls resume. I say being a c&nt slave looks worse.

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