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Extreme Refugee Vetting: FBI Bulk Communications Matching (June 2021)

Through discovery in its lawsuit Doe v. Mayorkas, IRAP learned that since 2016, the FBI has been using a discredited bulk communications matching technique to vet and reject refugees from a list of predominantly Muslim-majority countries, leading to a steep, unfair increase in security denials. This resource provides additional background on this refugee vetting change.

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