The Latest: Britain to welcome new batch of Syrian refugees

British Home Secretary Theresa May says Britain will welcome the first group of Syrian refugees allowed in under a new resettlement program within days.

She told Parliament on Wednesday the refugees will come from camps surrounding Syria and the government is pressing hard to organize more arrivals in the coming weeks.

Prime Minister David Cameron said last week Britain would take in up to 20,000 refugees in the next five years — a substantial expansion of its resettlement program.