Refugees Strengthen America
Q & A
Q. Should we be worried a terrorist can get into the United States through the resettlement program by pretending to be a refugee?
A. Refugees must pass through a series of security screenings, including biographic and biometric checks, to ensure they do not pose a security risk. Information confirming a refugee’s identity is checked against law enforcement, intelligence community, and other databases, including the National Counterterrorism Center, Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security databases...