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Refugee Processing: Refugee Screening

refugee processing: Trump issued his new order on refugee screening as the administration's four-month ban on refugee admissions expired, according to CTV. It directs federal agencies to resume refugee processing, which he clamped down on shortly after taking office. Officials refused to identify the 11 countries, but said refugee applications from those nations will be judged case-by-case. The new enhanced vetting procedures for all refugees include such measures as collecting additional biographical and other information to better determine whether refugees are being truthful about their status; improving information-sharing between agencies; stationing fraud detection officers at certain locations overseas; and training screeners to weed out fraud and deception. Additional screening will likely lengthen the wait. Refugees already face an extensive backlog and waiting periods that can take years. ( As reported in the news.