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USCIS announces additional extreme vetting measures for "following-to-join" refugees

  1. Original Date Announced

    February 1, 2018

    As part of the review mandated in Executive Order 13780, USCIS announces new policies for vetting following-to-join refugees. In particular, the changes include "ensuring that following-to-join refugees receive the full baseline interagency screening and vetting checks that other refugees receive" and "vetting certain nationals or stateless persons against classified databases." [ID #31]

    USCIS is Strengthening Screening for Family Members Abroad Seeking to Join Refugees in the United States
  2. Effective Date

    February 1, 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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