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POTUS issues memorandum ordering creation of a National Vetting Center

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 6, 2018

    In a Presidential Memorandum, President Trump announces plans to establish a national vetting center that will "coordinate and use intelligence and other information to identify individuals who present a threat to national security, border security, homeland security, or public safety." The memorandum requires that the Departments of State, Defense, Homeland Security, as well as the Attorney General and others, provide updates detailing the progress made in establishing the center "within 180 days." [ID #300]

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  3. Subsequent Action

    August 5, 2018

    DHS provides plan to implement the Presidential Memorandum on Optimizing the Use of Federal Government Information in Support of the National Vetting Enterprise

    Plan to implement the Presidential Memorandum in Support of the National Vetting Enterprise

Commentary

Center for American Progress: Trump’s New Vetting Center Just Opened. Will It Make Us Safer?

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Washington Post: Trump is creating a vetting center. Is it ‘extreme’ enough to end his travel ban?

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