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Breitbart: The Obama administration accelerated the resettlement of refugees into the United States during October, the first month of FY 2017, bringing in a total of 945 refugees on October 5 and 931 on October 6.

In the first six days of October, the Obama administration resettled 3,062 refugees in the country, according to the Department of State’s interactive website.

The second consecutive day of more than 900 new refugee arrivals raised the daily average or arriving refugees to 510 refugees per day for the first six days of FY 2017 (see chart). If that rate continues for the next 359 days of FY 2017, the Obama administration would resettle 185,000 refugees in the country, 75,000 more than the 110,000 he proposed to Congress for FY 2017, and 100,000 more than the 84,995 refugees resettled in FY 2016.

News of the continued acceleration of refugee resettlement in the United States backs what critics of the federal refugee resettlement program have been telling Breitbart News for several months.

“If Hillary Clinton is elected, she will be on a glide path to reach 200,000 refugees in FY 2017 easily.She can use emergency power under the Refugee Act to bring in more refugees than the 110,000 ceiling Obama presented to Congress,” Ann Corcoran, founder of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, told Breitbart News on Thursday.

“A Donald Trump administration could turn off the refugee spigot,” Corcoran added.

Hillary Clinton has previously stated she supports increasing the number of Syrian refugees annually resettled in the United States to 65,000.

Though she has avoided making public statements about the number of total refugees she wants resettled annually, critics of the federal refugee resettlement program are convinced she supports the 200,000 annual level put forward by the Refugee Council USA, the lobbying arm of the politically powerful refugee resettlement industry, whose executives include a number of former Obama and Clinton administration appointees.

Breitbart News reported previously that 2,058 refugees (subsequently restated by the Department of State as 2,131) were resettled during the first five days of FY 2017, a daily average of 411, which set the Obama administration on a pace to bring in more than 150,000 refugees in FY 2017.

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