Lawmakers and more than half of U.S. governors, mostly Republicans, have raised questions about the vetting process for Syrian refugees being brought to the United States. Some said they were worried that Islamic extremists may try to take advantage of…
By Associated Press
House Republicans are outlining legislation aimed at increasing screenings for Syrian and Iraqi refugees before they enter the United States, including a requirement for FBI background checks.
By Erica Werner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers may try to use must-pass government spending legislation to block President Barack Obama's plans to increase the number of Syrian refugees entering the U.S.
I was born in the oldest inhabited capital in the world, Damascus. For almost five years, I have watched my country being torn apart.
European leaders met Sunday at an emergency summit in Brussels to discuss the handing of tens of thousands of migrants passing through the Balkans to western parts of Europe.
By Larisa Epatko
As countries bordering Syria reach capacity, more and more refugees are making the difficult decision to leave for an entirely different continent.
By Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from war-torn Syria because they are "infiltrated with Jihadists," who seek to harm America.
By PBS NewsHour
The Obama administration plans to settle as many as 10,000 Syrian refugees in the U.S. within a year. Special correspondent Marcia Biggs meets a refugee family who fled in 2012 and have begun life over in New Jersey.
By John Komlos
As Syrian refugees traverse through Hungary, economist John Komlos recalls his own journey as a Hungarian refugee in 1956 and urges the United States to take in more Syrian refugees.
By P. J. Tobia
For this week's Shortwave, we talk to NewsHour correspondent William Brangham, who just returned from a week in Hungary covering the Syrian refugee crisis.
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