The Truth about Refugees: They Undergo Rigorous Vetting Process and States Cannot Reject Them

Source: The Truth about Refugees: They Undergo Rigorous Vetting Process and States Cannot Reject Them

To date, twenty-seven (27) governors, including Pat McCrory in North Carolina, have publicly requested to the federal government to not resettle Syrian refugees in their states. These events raise questions for many over how the U.S. is vetting refugees and what power state governors have over who may live in their states.

The simple truth of the matter is this: Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted class of immigrants in the U.S., and state governors have no legal authority to refuse them.

This is an overview of the procedure a refugee must undergoes before relocating to the U.S.

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