Refugees and National Security
Political Conflict

Fact Sheet: Refugees and U.S. National Security

Author(s): Kelsey Coolidge, Conor Seyle, OEF Research
Date: February 24, 2017
Publication Type: Fact Sheets

Overview:

This fact sheet provides an overview of the US refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to US national security by refugees.

Key Findings:

The executive order titled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” intended to ban entry of foreign nationals to the US in three different ways. It placed a temporary hold on entry of all kinds from seven countries previously identified by the Obama administration as “countries of concern,” placed an indefinite hold on entry of Syrian nationals, and placed a temporary hold on the entry of foreign nationals with refugee visas. This fact sheet focuses on the third group: refugees. It provides an overview of the US refugee admittance process and the current research on the threat posed to US national security by refugees.

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