THE WALL STREET JOURNAL – LAURA MECKLER, SHANE HARRIS
The Trump administration will allow refugee admissions to the U.S. to resume, but people from 11 countries will see their application review process significantly slowed over the next three months.
The likely result is that few people from those 11 countries will be admitted during that extended period, people familiar with the planning said.
Technically, the program will resume for all countries, Trump administration officials said, with new rules meant to better vet applicants. But these 11 countries will be subject to a further interagency analysis that will consider the threat posed, one person familiar with the planning said. The list of countries wasn’t available but was expected to include Syria and other nations that produce the bulk of refugees.