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DHS announces new extreme vetting measures for refugees

  1. Original Date Announced

    January 29, 2018

    As part of implementing Executive Order 13815, which resumed refugee admissions while calling for tougher vetting, DHS announces several additional security procedures. Changes include additional screening for people from "high-risk countries," administering USRAP in a more "risk-based manner," and periodic reviews of the "high-risk country list." These recommendations follow a review period mandated in the President's travel ban executive orders. [ID# 29]

    DHS News Release: DHS Announces Additional, Enhanced Security Procedures for Refugees Seeking Resettlement in the United States
  2. Effective Date

    January 31, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Refugees

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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