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US opens centre to process refugee applications

By JT - Feb 11,2016 - Last updated at Feb 11,2016

AMMAN — The US has established a temporary refugee processing centre near Amman as part of its efforts to reach the goal of admitting at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the US by September 30.

According to a statement by the US embassy in Amman, operations are now under way. 

“Access to the site is restricted by invitation to potential resettlement candidates. We are grateful to our Jordanian partners in making this possible and for their generosity in hosting Syrian refugees.” 

“We have worked with the government of Jordan to identify a temporary site to conduct these additional interviews.” 


“While the US government has maintained a refugee resettlement processing site in Amman for many years, it does not have the capacity to host the number of interviews we will be conducting in the coming months,” said the statement received by The Jordan Times on Thursday.  

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