Here’s What the Refugee Screening Process Looks Like (Video)

2013-02-16 - Wien - Demo Gleiche Rechte für alle (Refugee-Solidaritätsdemo) - Refugees are human beings

Taking in refugees at times of crisis is simply the right thing to do. It’s who we are as a Nation.

Since Republicans and other hate bags are waging their propaganda campaign against Syrian refugees and Muslims in general, the Administration has had to find it necessary to put together an animated film illustrating the arduous process someone trying to get into this country must go through.



Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, narrates the film explaining clearly how the process works. Got that? The Secretary of Homeland Security of the United States of America narrates a cartoon to explain to people with the common sense and intelligence of grade school children that the American government is protecting the country.

From the Whitehouse.gov website:

Since the attacks in Paris, many have asked about our process for admitting Syrian refugees into this country.

I understand the anxiety that many Americans are feeling right now. And, as Secretary of Homeland Security, I share with President Obama the top priority of keeping the American people safe. So let me be clear about what this process of vetting and resettling refugees looks like.



It’s important to remember, we’re focused on admitting the most vulnerable Syrians — this means mostly women, children and families.  Second, anyone who applies for and is approved for refugee status in the United States, including Syrians, must first go through a rigorous security screening process.

Taking in refugees at times of crisis is simply the right thing to do. It’s who we are as a Nation.

And we can continue to ensure our own security while doing our share to welcome refugees fleeing violence who are looking to America as their beacon of hope and freedom.

This is the United States of America. We can, we must, and we will do both these things.

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