Obama State Department Sets New Single-Day Record for Syrian Refugee Approvals

The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday.  

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Stephen Dinan | The Washington Times

The State Department admitted 80 Syrian refugees on Tuesday and 225 on Monday, setting a single-day record, as President Obama tries to meet his target of 10,000 approvals this year — renewing fears among security analysts who say the administration is cutting corners to meet a political goal.

Officials insist they are moving faster because of improvements in screening and say they are still running all the traps on applicants.

But the spike is stunning, with more people accepted Monday alone than in the entire months of January or February.

“The Obama administration is on full throttle to admit as many people as possible before the time clock runs out on them,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies. “This is the classic scenario when political expediency trumps prudence, and someone slips through who shouldn’t have, and tragedy ensues.”

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  • JimH

    Communists, hard-working? They work great as more Government fodder.

  • Puddintain

    All are hard working Christian families too. Sarcasm off.