Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that the United States should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees, far outpacing the number the administration said last week that it will accept.
"What the administration has posed is modest: 10,000. Too modest," the No. 2 Senate Democrat said. "As far as I am concerned, I believe we should be prepared to accept 100,000 — 100,000 Syrian refugees."
Durbin's remarks come after White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the United States will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees during the 2016 fiscal year that starts next month.