Newest Trump Administration Travel Restrictions to Begin October 18th, 2017

On Sunday, September 24th, 2017, President Trump signed a new Proclamation entitled Enhancing Vetting Capabilities And Processes For Detecting Attempted Entry Into The United States By Terrorists Or Other Public-Safety Threats effectively revising his earlier Travel Ban, which expired earlier the same day.  The Trump Administration’s prior Travel Ban is currently pending review by the Supreme Court, with oral argument scheduled for October. 

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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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