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Trump puts Syrian refugees on the political agenda

Donald Trump has said he "would certainly implement" a database system tracking Muslims in the United States. The wider debate of the US taking in Syrian refugees is becoming a key electoral issue and increasingly divisive.

BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher explains how the language around Syrian refugees is driven by politics.

  • 20 Nov 2015
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