Karen Jacobsen describes the refugee vetting process in the Washington Examiner

January 2017

On January 30, 2017 Karen Jacobsen described what refugees go through to resettle in the U.S. inĀ  an op-ed in the Washington Examiner. She writes:

How difficult is it to get into the United States as a refugee? A lot more difficult than in most other countries, given our extensive security screening process. Every year, in keeping with our history as a nation of immigrants and refugees, the president works with Congress to decide on an annual quota of the world’s most vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers, who will be admitted to the U.S. In 2016 the quota was 85,000; this year it is not yet clear what the quota will be. Not all of the quota is filled every year (it was not filled last year). Read the rest of the piece here.

 

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