U.S. to accept refugees again, with tougher screening for ‘high-risk’ applicants
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it will resume accepting refugees into the United States, but said it needs three more months to continue assessing screening procedures for applicants from 11 nations deemed “higher risk.”
The announcement, made by executive order, comes as President Trump’s 120-day freeze on refu­gee admissions was due to expire. Trump has instructed Department of Homeland Security officials to develop “extreme vetting” procedures to make sure “radical Islamic terrorists” do not take advantage of the program.
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