- Proposal to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees will occur under quota, but the cap may be raised
- The announcement comes amidst growing pressure for the U.S. to increase the number of refugees it accepts.
- The U.S. plans to resettle 1,800 Syrian refugees by Oct. 1. Human rights groups want the U.S. to take 65,000 through next year.
Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama has ordered his administration to "scale up" the number of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States in the coming year, directing his team to prepare for at least 10,000 in the next fiscal year, the White House said Thursday.