"Having met the President’s target, we will continue to welcome Syrian refugees at approximately the same pace through the end of the fiscal year," the official said. "This is consistent with our goals from the beginning of this process."
The official noted that as there were many factors that could influence the final number of arrivals from Syria, they could not make a firm projection at the moment.
"We are confident that we will welcome 85,000 refugees from around the world by the end of this fiscal year," the official added. "[US] President [Barack] Obama will set global targets and regional allocations for 2017 in September."
In August, the UN Refugee Agency registered more than 4.8 million Syrians displaced in the course of the country’s five-year civil war.
In 2015, US President Barack Obama pledged to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States over the next year, a goal that was met one month ahead of schedule.