Just 52 of 10,126 Syrian Refugees Are Christians

Katie Pavlich
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Posted: Aug 30, 2016 11:00 AM
Just 52 of 10,126 Syrian Refugees Are Christians

Earlier this week the White House reached its 2016 goal of admitting at least 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States. In total, 10,126 refugees have been let into the country. Just 52 refugees are Christians. 

In March, the State Department officially declared ISIS is carrying out a genocide against Christians and other religious minority groups in the Middle East.

The White House argues there isn't a religious test for those entering the country as refugees and Syria is no exception. The White House also maintains refugees are carefully vetted, but intelligence officials have warned refugees coming from the region cannot be properly screened and that ISIS will use the refugee stream to bring fighters into the United States, similar to what the terror Army has done in Europe.