As President Donald Trump’s travel ban restrictions expire, the administration will allow in refugees from all countries — but with new, enhanced vetting rules, the administration announced Tuesday.
Trump signed the new executive order on Tuesday. Under the new rules, the administration will collect more biographical data on refugees and scrutinize their social media in addition to taking other measures to look for fraud, officials said on a call to brief reporters.
The move comes as the 120-day pause on refugee admissions under Trump’s earlier travel ban expires. But there will be a second 90-day review of 11 unnamed countries determined to be of higher risk, officials said.