The Department of Homeland Security is moving forward on “extreme vetting” measures for those seeking to enter the United States; unveiling revised procedures on Monday that would require people to undergo in-person interviews before being granted entrance into the nation.
The new guidelines require -for the first time- face-to-face interviews for individuals seeking permanent residence status in the United States. The strict rules will be applied to those already in the US on business visas who are applying to remain in the country, as well as asylum seekers hoping to bring family members to the United States.
“This is the base for building extreme vetting,” said a former employee familiar with the new procedures.
“You can only vet people if you have information, and one of the best ways to get information is to talk to people and then compare that info to objective info you get from other places,” he added. “If you don’t have these interviews you’re missing a fundamental step in the vetting process.”
The President has routinely called for “extreme vetting” for those seeking entry into the United States.
“Those given a high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values,” President Trump said during his speech to Congress earlier this year. “That is why my administration has been working on improved vetting procedures, and we will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe and to keep those out who would do us harm.”
h/t Washington Times