Monday, March 27, 2017

Over 8,000 Refugees Settled in US Since Jan.; Around 300 Being Investigated for Terrorism

Despite President Donald Trump's two executive orders designed to temporarily halt the influx of refugees into the country, more than 8,000 refugees have flooded into the U.S. since Trump took office, the Daily Caller website reports today (March 27, 2017).

Citing State Department figures released yesterday, the Daily Caller reported 8,476 refugees -- including 1,131 Syrians -- have settled into the U.S.

Further, the Department of Homeland Security announced this month that around 300 of those are actively being investigated for terrorism.

A federal appeals court in May will hear the Trump administration's appeal that the president's executive order is intended to protect the country against terrorism, not to ban Muslims.

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