UPI: President Barack Obama plans 30% increase in refugees admitted to U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) — President Barack Obama’s administration plans to increase the number of worldwide refugees accepted into the United States next year to at least 110,000 — a nearly 30 percent jump from those welcomed in 2016.
Secretary of State John Kerry briefed Congress on Tuesday about the White House decision. Obama’s plan for the 2017 fiscal year, beginning Oct. 1, would accept 110,000 refugees fleeing persecution and conflict throughout the world — a nearly 60 percent increase over the 2015 fiscal year.
The Wall Street Journal reports 40,000 refugees would be authorized from the region of Near East/South Asia, which includes Syria. About 35,000 refugees would be accepted from Africa and 14,000 refugee slots were not listed as allocated.
Related, excerpts from January 21 2016 article by Oliver JJ Lane:
REVEALED: Full List Of 1,049 Victims, Crimes Committed During Cologne New Year’s Sex Assaults
In a statement to parliament today, NRW interior minister Ralf Jäger revealed although there were 1,049 victims, the police had only identified 30 suspects. All of the suspects are “North Africans”, 15 are officially asylum seekers — meaning they have not yet had their paperwork for indefinite leave to remain stamped by the German government — and two are under the age of 18.
So far, just two suspects are behind bars, 26 and 22 year old Algerians who were arrested and found to have stolen mobile phones from their victims in their possession. They stand accused of sexual offences — grabbing a woman around the waist and buttocks.
The government minister who released the list, Ralf Jäger has kept his job despite being heavily implicated in the chaos that unfolded as violent migrant gangs savagely attacked German men and women enjoying their night out on New Year’s Eve. As reported by Breitbart London at the time, the chief of police requested extra officers to be deployed to Cologne, but the appeal was turned down by minister Jäger.
Just days later the same police chief who had called for reinforcements was fired by the man who had denied them, claiming the officer had to go to improve public confidence in the force.
The Cologne migrant rapes, and concurrent attacks in other European cities has been one of the most shocking developments in the European migrant crisis this year. Beyond the attacks themselves, the initial cover up first by the Cologne police, and then by the German media which wilfully under-reported events and obscured the migrant origin of the violence has caused anger in Germany and elsewhere. The events have even imperilled the Chancellorship of Angela Merkel, who is seen in Germany as being the prime driving force behind Germany’s open door policy to millions of newcomers.