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We remain the world's most generous nation

Sep 21, 2018 - USA Today

I am proud that one of America's greatest qualities is our steadfast generosity and willingness to welcome families who have faced circumstances most of us cannot fathom, including war and ethnic cleansing. Refugees are among the world's most vulnerable people, and America has embraced about 3 million of them since 1980.

Every year, the U.S. government must determine the number of refugees we can admit into the country. The process requires comprehensive and time-consuming background check...