The step-by-step comprehensive refugee screening process, which averages two years, is a detailed rigorous process. Resettlement is considered a durable solution for refugees who cannot return to their countries of origin or integrate into the current country that is hosting them. Resettlement to a country like the U.S. presents a life-saving alternative for a very small number of refugees around the world (less than one half of one percent). Refugees seeking resettlement in the United States must pass through a number of steps aimed at ensuring that they will not pose a security risk to the United States.
Talking Points: Response on Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the Wake of the Paris Attacks.