World Feb 20

You asked: How are refugees vetted today?

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order last month suspending the U.S. refugee program in order to implement more “extreme vetting,” PBS NewsHour viewers asked us what the current vetting process is.

The number of refugees from Syria, who have escaped internal fighting to neighboring countries, has surpassed 4 million -- the largest number of refugees from any single conflict since 1992, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday.