Here's What Happens When A Syrian Refugee Wants To Come To The US
The rigorous process includes interviews, screenings, security checks and more.By Jake Godin | August 23, 2016
OK, so a lot of people say Syrian refugees can't be vetted thoroughly enough — that we don't have enough resources inside Syria to gather needed information.
But, the refugee vetting process is actually really rigorous and has many layers. Data from within Syria isn't all that's used to vet them.
In fact, aside from Afghanistan and Iraq, where the U.S. has had extensive on-the-ground involvement, most countries refugees come from don't have extensive U.S.-based intelligence resources.