State Department Extreme Vetting Cables Call for Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

Between March 10 and March 17, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued four diplomatic cables to U.S. consular posts instructing consular officials to broadly increase scrutiny of visa applicants.  The cables provide more specific guidance to consular staff regarding implementing President Trump's "extreme vetting" measures for non-citizens entering the United States.

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