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this pressed: Paris attacks: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice – as it happened on Sunday morning, November 15 – Telegraph


May: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice. Refugees from Syria coming to the UK will be screened on two levels and the UK is making sure they are checked, the Home Secretary has insisted.Theresa May sought to reassure the public that the UK was working with the UN refugee agency to check against “issues like war crimes and serious criminality”.On the BBC Andrew Marr Show, they said: “We have processes in place and there are two levels of screening that take place.“First of all, we are taking people of course directly from camps. We are working with UNHCR [the UN High Commissioner for Refugees].“UNHCR take biometrics, they look at documents, they interview people. They do their own process of screening against issues like war crimes and serious criminality.“Then there is a further check that is done once people are referred to the UK. The Home Office then undertakes further checks, further biometrics are taken.“We are ensuring that we are checking people who are coming into the UK. And of course, we are taking people directly from camps, and that means we are taking some of the most vulnerable people.”SAS on UK streets?“There are tried and tested arrangements in place to give military support. I don’t comment on the particulars of any deployments that are made. But we have arrangements in place where necessary for the police to have military support,” Mrs May told Marr.British victims could rise?The Home Secretary said the UK was still gathering information on whether more Britons have been killed but were concerned there were others”We believe that [there are] a handful of others of concern, others who have been injured as a result of these terrible incidents that have taken place.“As you can imagine, we want to make sure that we get absolutely the right information before any more information is made public.”

Source: Paris attacks: Syrian refugees in UK screened properly twice – as it happened on Sunday morning, November 15 – Telegraph

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