Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced additional security enhancements and recommendations to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. These new measures are part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to intensify screening and vetting for all persons seeking to travel to the United States, and they are designed to keep nefarious and fraudulent actors from exploiting the refugee program to enter the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Francis Cissna addresses the refugee admissions program with a focus on admissions for Fiscal Year 2018.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodriguez addresses USCIS’ role in refugee resettlement and the current screening measures and safeguards of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
Over the past year, the United States has taken a series of steps to address the ongoing humanitarian challenges in Central America, particularly for the many vulnerable individuals attempting to leave the region and come to the United States, while also promoting safe and orderly migration and border security. As part of this ongoing effort, the United States is announcing the following initiatives to help vulnerable families and individuals from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Several months ago while I was in Turkey I met a 9-year-old refugee named Jaafar. I was immediately impressed with this extraordinary little boy who spoke almost perfect English.
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson concluded a three-day trip to Turkey, where he visited a refugee camp, reviewed resettlement processing, spoke to a number of Syrian and Iraqi refugee families, met with government officials in Istanbul and Ankara to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues, and signed two bilateral accords to codify mutual commitment to deepen collaboration.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addresses the the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
Summary: Watch this video to see exactly what a potential refugee goes through to resettle in the U.S.:
Senior Administration officials spoke by phone today with state and local law enforcement representatives from across the country to provide information on the U.S.’s stringent refugee admissions policies and security screening measures. Officials on the call included Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas; Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Simon Henshaw; U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske; and FBI National Security Branch Executive Assistant Director John Giacalone.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addresses USCIS’ role in refugee resettlement, and the screening measures and safeguards developed by the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.