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Jumpstart for Refugees

JUMPSTART SERVES NEWLY RESETTLED SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES IN THE US js7.jpgjs6.jpgjs5.jpgjs4.jpgjs3.jpgjs2.jpgjs1.jpg To be resettled in the United States, syrian refugees must go through a rigorous vetting process that involves: A series of interviews with the UNHCR to determine eligibility, a process that could take 18-24 months alone; Eight government agencies; Six security databases; Five separate background checks; Four biometric security checks – that means fingerprints, checked against databases; Three separate, in-person interviews; Two interagency security checks running against criminal, intelligence, and terrorism databases; and An additional layer of screening, involving additional interviews with US intelligence agencies and the State Department.

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