U.S. eases rules to admit more Syrian refugees, after 31 last year

By Reuters | Wed, 5 Feb 2014 20:57 PM
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By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's administration announced on Wednesday that it had eased some immigration rules to allow more of the millions of Syrians forced from their homes during the country's three-year civil war to come to the United States.

Only 31 Syrian refugees - out of an estimated 2.3 million - were admitted in the fiscal year that ended in ...

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