The United States has admitted 478 Syrian refugees since the Islamic terrorist attack in San Bernardino on December 2. Just three of the newly admitted Syrian refugees are Christians.
According to the State Department’s Refugee Processing Center, since December 2 the Obama administration has admitted one Syrian refugee identified as a “Christian,” one identified as a “Greek Orthodox,” and one identified as “Orthodox.” Another 461 Syrian refugees admitted in that timeframe were “Moslem Suni,” three were “Moslem Shiite,” ten were “Moslem,” and one identified as “other religion.”
The Obama administration has said it wants to resettle at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. this fiscal year, despite the national security concerns of Republicans who fear terrorists might try to infiltrate the refugee flow and vetting vulnerabilities voiced by top security officials.
Monday, the Washington Examiner reported that the White House is looking to further expand the number of Syrian refugees it admits.