US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries

US lifts ban on refugees from 11 countries
Protestors rally during a demonstration against the Muslim immigration ban in Washington. -Collected

The United States on Monday lifted a ban on admissions to refugees from 11 countries that it identified present a high security risk, while announcing new vetting measures. 

The changes came after a 90-day review by the White House of refugee admissions from the Democratic People's Republic of . 

Those seeking to enter the US will undergo a risk-based assessment, the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. These additional security measures will make it harder for bad actors to exploit our refugee program, and they will ensure we take a more risk-based approach to protecting the homeland.

-AFP, Washington 
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