The new, tougher vetting policies, are in line with Trump’s promise to impose “extreme vetting” on all immigrants, as well as an additional 90-day wait for refugees from 11 mainly Muslim countries the administration has deemed “high-risk.”
WND Washington Times reported that these high-risk nations include Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Applicants from those nations will be required to show that they will contribute to America’s national interests, and not be dependent on welfare before refugee status can be granted.
U.S. authorities plan to gather more biographical data from applicants from the 11 countries, including names of family members and employment histories. The prospective newcomers will also have their names run through law-enforcement and intelligence databases to detect any potential “criminal activity.” And their social media accounts will be searched for any inconsistencies between their public postings and statements made during interviews.