The Syrian refugees will be arriving soon, and our charities continue to prepare to receive more than 18K refugees, even while the Obama administration said it would accept only 10K.
"Refugee resettlement agencies based in the Washington area said Friday that they are preparing to welcome an influx from the conflict in Syria, even as they petition the Obama administration to resettle far more than the roughly 10,000 refugees the White House announced this past week would be accepted.
"It is not clear how soon a large influx of Syrian refugees might begin arriving. The United Nations refugee agency has referred more than 18,000 Syrians for resettlement, and the United States has accepted only about 1,600."--Pamela Constable and Carol Morello, The Washington Post