U.S. Has Admitted 46,371 Refugees So Far in FY 2017; Up 19% in May

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Mideast refugees trek from Serbia into Hungary. (Photo: UNHCR/Mark Henley, File)

(CNSNews.com) – A total of 3,957 refugees were admitted into the United States in May, a 19.3 percent increase over April’s figures and a 91.1 percent jump from March’s low point of 2,070 admissions.

In the first eight months of fiscal 2017, the U.S. has admitted a total of 46,371 refugees.

While the second consecutive monthly increase, May’s admission numbers are still the third lowest for any month in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, after 3,316 in April and 2,070 in March.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.