Published December 19, 2013
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This Week's Program:
The #ParisAttacks have created an uncertain future for #SyrianRefugees who want to resettle in the United States. The House of Representatives has voted to suspend the acceptance of Syrians until the vetting process is reviewed and strengthened. The Senate is considering similar legislation. Meantime, polls, taken after the Paris attacks, show a sharp spike in Americans' concerns about terrorism in general and the Islamic State in particular. On this week’s HashtagVOA, we take a closer look at the growing role of terror, refugees and national security
in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.
Jim Malone: VOA National Correspondent
Suzanne Meriden: Director of Operations, Syrian American Council
Jennifer Merolla: Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Jenny Yang: Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief