State Department announces 'extreme vetting' proposals for visa applicants

Article author: 
Adam Shaw
Article publisher: 
Fox News
Article date: 
5 May 2017
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Following through on President Trump’s campaign promise to put immigrants to the U.S. through “extreme vetting," the State Department announced new proposals Thursday to increase the screening of certain applicants ...

Much of the information that would be required is already requested of all applicants, but for a lesser time frame  ...

 It also notes that “the collection of social media platforms and identifiers will not be used to deny visas based on applicants' race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, political views, gender, or sexual orientation” ...