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United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

The purpose of UNHCR is to safeguard the rights and well-being of people who have been forced to flee.  The 21 refugees seeking resettlement in Hudson are currently under the protection of the UNHCR.  The UNHCR is the first agency that clears refugees for resettlement to the United States.

U.S. Department of State - Reception and Placement Program

A link summarizing the role of the federal government in the resettlement of refugees.
 U.S Department of State - Myths and Facts: Resettling Syrian Refugees

The Screening (Vetting) Process for Refugee Entry into the United States

A detailed explanation of the multi-layered vetting process of a refugee for resettlement

60-Minutes segment “Finding Refuge” 
October 16th, 2016 - VIDEO

Bill Whitaker reports on the Syrian refugee crisis and follows Syrian families from Jordan through the vetting process to their new homes in the U.S.

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60-Minutes Overtime "How the U.S. screen Syrian refugees"
October 16th, 2016 - VIDEO

Resettling Syrian refugees is the U.S is a highly debated policy. Hear what the current vetting process is -- and what the U.S. asks refugees to repay.

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