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The US did not resettle any refugees in October.


Over 500 flights were canceled in October, leaving refugees in limbo. Now, the moratorium on refugee flights has been extended to November 5, meaning that no refugees have been resettled in the U.S. in October. Though these refugees have already been through the vetting process and were approved to come to the U.S., the indefinite delays are causing problems, both psychologically and procedurally. Experts say forcing the refugees to continue to stay in camps in Egypt and Nigeria is “re-traumatizing.” Some unaccompanied minors have turned 18 during the month-long extension, meaning that they are no longer minors and have to wait in the refugee camps indefinitely. Some refugees have medical exams and security checks with looming expiration dates. Since the moratorium technically has an end date, flights will continue to be re-booked for the refugees.

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