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Infographic: The Screening Process for Entry to the United States for Syrian Refugees
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Infographic: The Screening Process for Entry to the United States for Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees face a long security screening process before being admitted for entry to the United States that is specially designed to mitigate any threats and helps ensure Americans are not placed in harm’s way.

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Syrian refugees face a long security screening process before being admitted for entry to the United States. Averaging 18 months to 24 months, the process is the most intensive of any check conducted for people seeking admission to the United States. It is specially designed to mitigate any threats and helps ensure Americans are not placed in harm’s way.

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