Secretary of State John Kerry was keynote speaker at the State Dept. “Reception in Honor of Eid al-Fitr, an Islamic holiday. Read his remarks HERE or watch video below. At that event, he announced an increase of six times the number of Syrians the U.S. admitted in 2015.
Total cost since the start of the “crisis:” Over $6 billion. 07/13/2016 State Dept. Briefing:
The Torrent of Migrants Comment
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told lawmakers early this year ISIS was “taking advantage of the torrent of migrants [entering Europe] to insert operatives into that flow.”
Dozens of GOP governors said they would not allow Syrian refugees to settle in their states. Some Republicans are also calling for Christians and other religious minorities to be prioritized in U.S. refugee admissions.