President Barack Obama welcomes at least 10,000 more Syrian refugees starting on Oct. 1, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on September 10, 2015.
“The president has directed his team to consider how we can further scale up our response, and one thing that the United States can do is to begin to admit more Syrian refugees into the United States,” Earnest told ABC News reporters. Obama has aimed to increase the current number of Syrian refugees to 10,000 by the beginning of next year. Ernest also explained that financial assistance is “by far the most effective way” for the United States to meet such an urgent humanitarian crisis. By providing Syrians with basic medical supplies, food, water and education, the U.S. will continue to assist the immigrants as much as possible.