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DHS announces new extreme vetting measures for refugees

  1. Date Announced

    Jan. 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]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Jan. 31, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Refugees

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