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Syrian Refugee Recounts Rigorous Screening Process

The arrival of Syrian refugees in this country is less a flood than a trickle. Some 4.2 million Syrians have been displaced by the civil war; the United States has taken in a bit more than 2,200 of them. Just 24 families have been resettled in North Texas. Abdulrahman Zetoun’s family is one of them.

by Christopher Connelly, KERA News
Syrian refugee Abdulrahman Zetoun

The arrival of Syrian refugees in this country is less a flood than a trickle. Some 4.2 million Syrians have been displaced by the civil war; the United States has taken in a bit more than 2,200 of them. Just 24 families have been resettled in North Texas. Abdulrahman Zetoun’s family is one of them.

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