The travel ban restrictions placed by President Donald Trump are at the verge of expiration. The U.S administration has expressed its willingness to accept refugees once again. However, this time around there is an establishment of tougher screening for the high risk applicants.
It was on Tuesday when the U.S leader proceeded to sign the new executive order. The new rules provide that the administration will be in a position to collect more biographical data on refugees. It will also be seeking to take some additional measures targeted facing out fraud.
If all moves according to plan, it is expected that there will be a second 90-day review of 11 unnamed countries which are thought of as posing a high level risk to the U.S. The countries are being held as secret and that is in close consideration of the “law enforcement sensitivities.”
But what might have been the criteria for pointing out to them as being high risk? A top government official disclosed that they considered the visa clearance process which was set up back in 2001 and it was revised in 2015.
People coming from the highlighted countries won’t be prevented from making their entry into the United States. There will be a close scrutiny however to determine whether or not they will pose grave danger to the overall security of the United States.
In his order, the US leader outlined that the 120-day review had hit the conclusion that the refugee admissions program did not in any way pose a major threat to the United States. That was in consideration of the various associated measures that had been put in place.
Homeland security and the secretaries of state as well as the director of national intelligence have made a statement in relation to the matter. They have said that the improvements to the refugee vetting process were targeted at ensuring the security of the world Super power.
An official opined, “This is not an additional requirement for refugees, and vulnerability will remain the bedrock of the US refugee program.”