The following story will move Sunday as this week’s Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
Stricter screening procedures adopted by the Trump administration have dropped the number of refugees entering the U.S. to historically low levels, leaving people stranded in war zones as they wait for permission to resettle out of harm’s way. Critics say the U.S. is abandoning its humanitarian role and discriminating against Muslims with tighter scrutiny that Trump officials say is necessary for security. By Susannah George and Colleen Long. UPCOMING: 1,050 words, photos by 9 a.m. EDT Sunday.