Excerpt from NPR
Written by Merrit Kennedy
The 10,000th Syrian refugee is set to arrive in the U.S. on Monday, fulfilling a goal set by the Obama administration one year ago.
The U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Alice Wells, made the announcement after she met with families bound for California and Virginia. The group of several hundred fleeing violence in Syria will depart from Jordan in the next day, she said, according to The Associated Press.
"Soon they will land in the United States to start their new lives," she said, as the AP reported. "And we wish them the best of luck as they settle in their new homes."