House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat

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House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat

"The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to drastically tighten screening procedures on refugees from Syria, seizing on the creeping fear stemming from the Paris attacks and threatening to undermine President Obama’s Middle East policy. The bill, which passed, 289 to 137, with nearly 50 Democrats supporting it, would require that the director of the F.B.I., the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence confirm that each applicant from Syria and Iraq poses no threat. The bill’s fate is uncertain in the Senate."

 

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  • Steinhauer, Jennifer and Michael D. Shear. "House Approves Tougher Refugee Screening, Defying Veto Threat", The New York Times, November 19, 2015.
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