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'Hundreds' of Syrian Refugees Denied Admission to US, Officials Say

Seven percent of all screened Syrian refugees seeking to resettle in the United States this year have been denied approval, and 13 percent of the cases have been put on hold, government officials said Friday. The screening process, which has faced domestic criticism, is “rigorous and exhaustive,” said Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. Highly trained officers conduct the screening to ensure that applicants aren't terrorists, said...

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