President Donald Trump’s commitment to protecting our southern border has resulted in illegal border crossings hitting an all-time low, and his Department of Homeland Security has announced new plans to ramp up those efforts.
After the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union tried to sue the administration for being racist against Muslims, DHS immediately unveiled additional security measures to tighten vetting and screen measures for refugees trying to migrate to the United States.
In their memo, DHS said these tougher screening and vetting measures will be placed on individuals from terror-ridden, high-risk nations.
“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,” said DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
The announcement of more stringent security measures came as part of DHS’ 90-day review in which the agency is determining whether any vulnerabilities exist in the current process of securing our borders and allowing refugees into the U.S.
Nielsen also said the Trump administration will continue to help persecuted religious groups in the Middle East affected by the Islamic State terrorist group.
“The United States must continue to fulfill its obligation to the global community to assist those facing persecution and do so in a manner that addresses the security of the American people,” she said.
The new security measures also come as the Supreme Court has ruled on numerous occasions that Trump’s travel ban on halting immigration from nations in Africa and the Middle East that are overrun with terrorists.
The report confirms that the Trump administration has continued to implement more stringent security measures to not only tighten its refugee processes but to ensure that we are not allowing potential threats to infiltrate our nation.
While former President Barack Obama’s administration appeased terrorists for years, Trump and his administration have made it clear the U.S. will exhaust all options to secure our borders and protect our citizens.
Source: Independent Journal Review