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Canada Took In 25,000 Syrian Refugees In Four Months. The U.S. Accepted 841 In Five Months | ThinkProgress

7.3.16

Canada Took In 25,000 Syrian Refugees In Four Months. The U.S. Accepted 841 In Five Months | ThinkProgress: The Canadian government fulfilled a promise on Monday that it would resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees, just two months later than the originally proposed deadline. The program was launched in November 2015 after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office and was set to be completed before the turn of the new year. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama vowed to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees for the 2016 fiscal year (which starts in October 2015). Since that date, however, the United States has only accepted 841 Syrian refugees.


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