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Screening of Refugees

November 19, 2015

for potential admission to the United States.  How does that work?

“Refugees apply for resettlement at American embassies or through the United Nations. If they pass that first hurdle, they are screened by outposts of the Department of State all over the world. They undergo investigations of their biography and identity; FBI biometric checks of their fingerprints and photographs; in-person interviews by Department of Homeland Security officers; medical screenings as well as investigations by the National Counter-terrorism Centre and by American and international intelligence agencies. The process may take as long as three years, sometimes longer. No other person entering America is subjected to such a level of scrutiny.”  (Such as the 10,000,000 tourists, who can stay for up to three months, or participators in the visa waiver program, 20,000,000.)

[Thanks to Daily Kos.]

Historically, and famously, America is a refuge for imperiled children:  photos.

John Oliver explains the screening process.

 

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