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Obama Administration Applauds Feds on Refugee Resettlement

Today, the Obama administration acknowledged the importance of federal employees while announcing the resettlement of the 10,000th Syrian refugee in the United States.

The resettlement program involves a number of agencies, including the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Health and Human Services, in addition to involvement from the intelligence community.

Last year, the president called for an increase in the number of Syrian refugees that the United States would accept, setting a new goal that has now been accomplished one month ahead of schedule. In order to reach this new goal, agencies shifted staff around and utilized volunteers within their ranks, providing additional training to relocated employees so they were fully equipped to work within the refugee program.

“This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of employees across the federal government,” said National Security Advisor Susan Rice. “Their commitment to meeting the president’s expectation that we both increase our refugee admissions and strengthen the integrity of the refugee program, including its stringent security screening protocols, has been essential to this effort.”

 

Posted in General News

Tags: State Department, DOD, DHS, Syria, President Obama, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, DOJ, refugees, intelligence community

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