State Department agrees to allow 2K in 'major policy shift'
(NEWSER) – By most accounts, more than 2 million people have fled Syria in the last two years amid its civil war. In that time, the US has allowed maybe 90 of them to relocate to the US. Now, in what Foreign Policy describes as a "major policy shift," the State Department has agreed to let 2,000 Syrian refugees enter the US. It will make only a small dent in the refugee crisis, say human rights advocates, but it's something. "Referrals will come within the next four months," a State Department official tells The Cable blog of FP. "We will need to interview people and perform security and medical checks."
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