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Executive Order 13769: Learn More

Syrian refugees receive plastic sheets at a distribution center in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. UNHCR/ J. Kohler/November 2013

Syrians & the World Wide Refugee Crisis - International Institute PowerPoint Presentation (Updated March 22, 2016)

Syrian Refugee Crisis - YouTube presentation by Anna Crosslin - December 3, 2015 (43:09)

How Do Refugees Get to St. Louis? (June 6, 2017)

About Executive Order 13769


Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States

White House Refugee Ban Allowed by U.S. Supreme Court - International Institute Statement - June 26, 2017

Grandparents Win Reprieve From Trump Travel Ban in Federal Court - The New York Times - July 14, 2017

Practice Alert: Details on Suspension of Travel and Refugee Ban by TRO (Updated July 14, 2017)

US Department of State (Travel) Website

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Current Security Screening Process for Refugees


This is what it takes for a refugee to be admitted into the U.S.- Washington Post - February 9, 2017 (video 2:38)

Security Screening of Refugees Admitted to the United States - USCRI - May 16, 2016

Refugees are already vigorously vetted. I know because I vetted them, former immigration officer speaks, February 1, 2017.

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News Coverage and Press Releases


Trump administration dramatically scales back refugee admissions - CNN - September 27, 2017

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Statement on Supreme Court Announcement - USCRI Statement - June 26, 2017

Refugee Resettlement Facts - UNHCR

Fact-Checking Claims About Trump’s Travel Ban - New York Times - Februrary 23, 2017

The Refugee Crisis Told Through Syrian Artists - The World Post - April 12, 2016

Zaatari Refugee Camp From Above - BBC Shorts - March 2, 2016

Syria's War: The Descent Into Horror - Council on Foreign Relations - March 2016

How Do Sunni and Shia Islam Differ? - The New York Times - January 3, 2016

Wartime Xenophobia Is An American Tradition - Newsy (video 2:31) - December 9, 2015

It's Been Done: This city let in tens of thousands of mostly Muslim refugees. Here's what happened. - Fusion - November 25, 2015

St. Louis, City of Refuge - St. Louis Magazine - November 25, 2015

Video: Syria's war: A 5-minute history

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Polls, Studies, and Resources


Watch: Syrian refugees tell their stories - Brookings Institution - March 3, 2016

Study indicates immigration not to blame for terrorism - Warwick - February 11, 2016

Pentagon says anti-Muslim rhetoric undermines U.S. national security - Reuters - December 8, 2015

Homegrown Jihadists More Dangerous Than Refugees, U.S. Voters Tell Quinnipiac University National Poll - Quinnipiac University - December 3, 2015

ISIS in America: GW Examines Americans Recruited by Islamic State in First Comprehensive Report - Media Relations - December 1, 2015

The Economic Impact of Immigration on St. Louis - a study by Jack Strauss, former Director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting, Saint Louis University

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Statements and Faith Support


JACL Submits Amicus Brief To SCOTUS In Opposition To Muslim Travel Ban - Japanese American Citizens League - September 19, 2017

We Stand With the New Americans of Missouri - ACLU - February 3, 2017

Jewish Federation of St. Louis Statement on the Executive Order Concerning Refugees - Jewish Federation of St. Louis - February 2, 2017

St. Louis superintendent says the district supports refugees, immigrants - St. Louis Post Dispatch - January 31, 2017

Statement Regarding Recent Executive Order on Refugees and Migrants - Archdiocese of St. Louis - January 30, 2017

More than 3,500 Religious Leaders Sign Letter Supporting Refugee Resettlement - Interfaith Immigration Coalition

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How You Can Help

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