US to lift ban on high risk countries; but subject refugees to stricter checks
In yet another major decision, the United States announced that it was lifting ban on refugees from eleven of the “high-risk” countries but also added that the scrutiny would be much stricter than in the past.
Though the nations have not been named so far, they are thought to be mostly Muslim majority countries as well as North Korea.
The 11 countries, hit with a ban in October in the Trump administration’s revised refugee policy, have not been identified officially.
But refugee groups say they comprise Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
Administration officials have clarified though that this is not intended against Muslims. >