Rules to Aid Asylum-Seeking Refugees Are Called Security Threat

Article author: 
Julia Preston
Article publisher: 
The New York Times
Article date: 
February 7, 2014
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Republican lawmakers are assailing new exemptions from antiterrorism laws the Obama administration issued this week for war zone refugees seeking to come to the United States, saying the rules are examples of unilateral action by President Obama that weaken immigration security will exempt refugees from provisions banning terrorists.

The administration, under pressure to respond to the crisis of more than 2.3 million Syrians who have fled the civil war in their country, published two rules on Wednesday that will exempt refugees from provisions banning terrorists ...