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    White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice said that Washington will meet the goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees this year.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The United States will meet its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees this year, White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice said in a press release on Monday.

    "[Obama] set a goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year… a six-fold increase from the prior year," Rice stated. "Today, I am pleased to announce that we will meet this goal more than a month ahead of schedule."

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