US to resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries

US to resume refugee admissions from 11 'high-risk' countries

The US on Monday said it would resume refugee admissions from 11 ‘high-risk’ countries but with tougher scrutiny screening

According to the authorities, applicants from 11 countries, unnamed but understood to include 10 Muslim-majority nations and North Korea, will face tougher “risk-based” assessments to be accepted.

It is “important that we know who is entering” the US, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

The US had halted admissions from those countries last October to conduct a 90-day security review.


 
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