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Syrian Refugee Resettlement, & More from CRS

09.21.16 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

Last month, the 10,000th Syrian refugee was admitted to the United States in FY2016, the Congressional Research Service noted in a newly updated report. The report “details the U.S. refugee admissions process and the placement and resettlement of arriving refugees in the United States.”

See Syrian Refugee Admissions and Resettlement in the United States: In Brief, updated September 16, 2016.

Other new and updated reports from the Congressional Research Service include the following.

Super PACs in Federal Elections: Overview and Issues for Congress, updated September 16, 2016

FY2017 Defense Spending Under an Interim Continuing Resolution (CR): In Brief, September 16, 2016

Israel: Background and U.S. Relations In Brief, updated September 16, 2016

Behavioral Health Among American Indian and Alaska Natives: An Overview, September 16, 2016

Department of State and Foreign Operations Appropriations: History of Legislation and Funding in Brief, September 15, 2016

Researching Current Federal Legislation and Regulations: A Guide to Resources for Congressional Staff, updated September 19, 2016

Corporate Tax Integration and Tax Reform, September 16, 2016

Nanotechnology: A Policy Primer, updated September 15, 2016

Navy Force Structure: A Bigger Fleet? Background and Issues for Congress, September 16, 2016

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