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Improved Security Procedures for Refugees Entering the United States

Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the implementation of improved security procedures for refugees entering the United States. These new measures are part of the administration’s effort to raise national security standards for all persons traveling to the United States, and they are designed to intensify screening in order to keep nefarious and fraudulent actors from exploiting the refugee process to enter the United States.

World Refugee Day: #RefugeesWelcome

Secretary Johnson smiling at the camera with his arm around 11 year old Turkish refugee JaafarSeveral 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. 

Photo of the Week

Secretary Johnson visits a Turkish-government run Syrian refugee campSecretary Johnson visited a Turkish-government run Syrian Refugee camp in Adana, Turkey, where he spoke to a number of Syrian and Iraqi refugee families and met with government officials in Istanbul and Ankara to deepen our commitment to working together in support of homeland security missions.  Official DHS Photo by Barry Bahler.


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