After two Islamic State group attacks in the United States in the past six months, you would think that the Obama administration might be looking toward a slowdown in the intake of refugees. According to Reuters, though, the Obama administration’s U.N. ambassador is looking to speed things up.
According to a speech by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, the administration is looking to take in 30,000 refugees over the next two years, long after President Barack Obama has left office and no matter what happens this fall.
“Not only are we scaling up our resettlement efforts to admit 15,000 additional refugees this year, but we will scale up by 15,000 more next year to admit 100,000 refugees overall,” Power said.
Hard to imagine, but you can hear her comments for yourself here: