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Screening Syrian Refugees Doesn't Work

This debate short is part of a series coproduced by Intelligence Squared U.S. and Newsy.

By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 20, 2016

Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than 4 million Syrians have fled the country, creating the greatest refugee crisis since World War II. Unlike Europe and Syria's neighbors, the U.S. has had the advantage of picking and choosing from afar, taking in just over 2,100 Syrian refugees since the war's start. The Obama administration has pledged to take another 10,000 in 2016, but there are some who suggest that we are falling well below the number that we can and should accept. Should the U.S. let in 100,000 Syrian refugees?

To hear a different perspective, be sure to watch "Sheltering Syrian Refugees Is The Right Thing To Do." Watch the full debate at Intelligence Squared U.S. 

This video includes images from Getty Images. 

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