On January 27ht, 2017 President Donald Trump signed executive order "Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals" aiming to keep out 'radical Islamic terrorists."
Country leaders, the United Nations and international groups have condemned President Trump’s measures now called “Muslim ban against refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries.
Under New Order the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of State shjall fimplement:
Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits to Nationals of Countries of Particular Concern. The countries impacted are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia, cording to the White House.
Rearrangement of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for Fiscal Year 2017The total number of refugees admitted into the United States would also be capped during the 2017 fiscal year at 50,000,
Implementing Uniform Screening Standards for All Immigration Programs as part of the adjudication process for immigration benefits to identify individuals seeking to enter the United States on a fraudulent basis with the intent to cause harm, or who are at risk of causing harm subsequent to their admission.
Improvement of Biometric Entry-Exit Tracking System.
Suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which once allowed repeat travelers to the United States to be able to forgo an in-person interview to renew their visa. Under the new order, all travelers will now have to have in-person interviews.