What kind of health screenings do refugees go through before arriving?
All refugees must undergo an health screening overseas before being approved for resettlement. They are screened for communicable diseases and important issues are communicated to their United States resettlement site in advance of their arrival. A record of the exam is sent with them when they travel to the Unites States. USCRI Albany keeps a copy of these records in each family’s case file, the originals stay with the family.