Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | December 11, 2015
The White House on Tuesday rejected calls to set aside a specific number of slots for LGBT Syrian refugees, but added that it would prioritize such cases.
White Hose Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that the Obama administration would not set aside 500 slots for LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States from Syria. Instead, Earnest said, the administration would prioritize the cases of individuals “deemed to be the most vulnerable.”
Earnest made his comments in response to a question on the subject from Washington Blade reporter Chris Johnson.