Trump to toughen extreme vetting on immigrants

By Seneca White
January 22, 2018

Extreme vetting will make entering the country more difficult for refugees. Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Conducting a background check on an individual is one of the first of many intrusive things that comes with extreme vetting

This is what President Donald Trump plans on doing to refugees once they enter the United States.

Back on Aug. 16 of last year, Trump stated that he would like to have an extreme vetting process of immigrants but he did not explain what would be involved in an even more extensive process.

He recently delivered on that promise, announcing new security procedures that will make it much harder for refugees from selected countries to be admitted to the country. The Trump administration argues that these new security measures, and those that came before them, will make America safer.

If these new security procedures are enacted, then this will have a huge effect on many people’s lives, including refugees and those fighting for them. This will shatter the hopes and dreams of many refugees and immigrants.

According to The New York Times, Trump also is ordering extensive visa application process and rejecting more visa applications as well, which is going to make it even more strenuous on these refugees trying to come to the United States.

Trump tweeted about his attempts to imitate extreme vetting. Photo from Twitter: @realDonaldTrump.

During his campaign, Trump said, “We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people.”

Some people are outraged about the issue of extreme vetting against immigrants and refugees while others took a different stance.

“I feel like this whole extreme vetting is not going to get America anywhere but into some deeper problems. What good is it to have extreme vetting against immigrants but not towards gun owners. That’s just how I see it,” said Jason Roman, sophomore criminology major at Cabrini University.

Freshmen Eastern University student Dianna Bennett said, “Personally, I think vetting is a good idea; it’s one step to keeping this country safer.”


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