Federal Agencies, Agency Memos & Announcements

DOS Fact Sheet: Status of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

10/24/17 AILA Doc. No. 17102501. Asylum

DOS issued a fact sheet on the U.S. Refugee Admissions Programs, stating that the screening and vetting enhancements to the program are enough to resume the program. Applicants from 11 potentially higher-risk nationalities will resume on a case-by-case basis during a new 90-day review person. For family members who are “following-to-join” refugees that have already been resettled in the United States, additional security measures must also be implemented for all nationalities. Admissions of following-to-join refugees will resume once those enhancements have been implemented.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17102501.