Syrian Refugee Admissions and Resettlement in the United States: In Brief [November 19, 2015] [open pdf - 551KB]
From the Introduction: "The November 2015 attacks in Paris have crystallized concerns among some policymakers in the United States about admitting Syrian refugees. Questions have been raised about the refugee admission process, particularly the security vetting procedures. Some policymakers have urged the Obama Administration to stop admitting Syrian refugees for now and a number of governors have expressed an unwillingness to accept Syrian refugees in their states. The Administration previously announced that it would admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in FY2016. To assist Congress in addressing issues related to Syrian refugees and U.S. refugee policy generally, this report details the U.S. refugee admissions process and the placement and resettlement of arriving refugees in the United States."
CRS Report for Congress, R44277
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html