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.