According to the reports of the New York Times, the United States of America has announced on Sunday that it would increase the number of refugees accepted annually to 100,000 starting from 2017. This announcement was made after the Obama legislation claimed to upsurge the number of Syrian refugees starting with the new fiscal year in the month of October. The announcement was made by Secretary of State John Kerry in Berlin where he was speaking with German officials about how to handle the refugee crisis.
The number of refugee visas accepted by the U.S. was slated to increase to 85,000 in financial year 2016 and then to 100,000 the following year. In a statement on Monday, Kerry said that this action is being taken keeping in mind that America has the best tradition as a land of second chances and a beacon of hope. The 28-member European Union has long been struggling to find a policy solution to the refugee crisis for the past one month since the impasse began.
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