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How a refugee gets to America, explained by an actual refugee

How easy is it to get to America as a refugee? Many politicians, particularly governors of now 26 states, make it out to be a simple process — so simple that would-be terrorists could use the system to sneak in. But the journey is very extensive, involving many background checks from both UN and US agencies.

To demonstrate just how long the process is, Bosnian American Association of Iowa executive director Buljušmić-Kustura Arnesa, a refugee, tweeted out her own family's journey. It's a long read, which should tell you a lot about how the system works.

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