Canada Extends Deadline to Bring in 25,000 Syrian Refugees

WASHINGTON — Canada is extending its deadline for taking in 25,000 Syrian refugees to allow more time for screening and medical examinations.

The end of November deadline has now been pushed back to the end of February, although Canadian officials still expect to allow 10,000 Syrians to enter the country by the end of the year.

"We have a responsibility to significantly expand our refugee targets and give more victims a safe haven in Canada," the newly elected prime minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA NEWS ONLINE

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