US resists plea to admit more Syrian refugees

Congress members raise security concerns and oppose resettlement of more refugees in US.

    The nearly three-year long conflict in Syria has displaced millions of people across the Middle East and elsewhere.

    Of the more than two million running from the civil war, just a fraction meet strict requirements for resettlement in the US.

    Since the start of the conflict very few Syrians have made it there permanently, and many US politicians want to keep it that way.

    Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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