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Petitioning President Barack Obama

Resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S.

By the end of April 2015 , the UN estimated 6.5 million people had been displaced in Syria, while more than 4 million refugees had fled to countries such as Lebanon (1.2 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (1.75 million), and thousands more in Europe.

Germany expects to accept 800,000 asylum seekers this year, four times more than in 2014 and more than any other EU country. The US has so far admitted fewer than 1,000 Syrian refugees.

The United States of America, the most powerful nation, the largest economy, and the champion of democracy and human rights, should stands for its values.

The International Rescue Committee has argued for the U.S. to accept at least 65,000 refugees.

We are asking the President and the government to pledge to resettle at least 65,000 Syrians by 2016.

This petition is also featured on White House petition site We The People.

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