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House Approves Bill Implementing Stricter Refugee Rules

Despite a veto threat issued by the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to greatly increase the barriers for Syrian refugees to enter the United States. The bill would require the director of the FBI, the secretary of Homeland Security and the director of national intelligence to sign off that every refugee being resettled in the United States poses no threat. The bill also had the support of almost 50 Democrats.

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