President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order Monday directing the Department of Homeland Security to expedite the issuance of visas for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
The order, signed shortly after Trump signed a controversial executive order blocking citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, states a summary of the order released by the White House.
It states that the order would also “increase the vetting process” for people seeking entry to the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.
The U.S. will begin issuing visas to Iranians on April 15, 2018, and Sudanese on April 17, 2018.
The directive states that it is intended to prevent terrorist organizations and foreign terrorist organizations from entering our country.
It further states that Iran will not be subject to the U.N. Security Council sanctions, and the United Nations will not consider the implementation of a U.P.C.S.-approved nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
In an interview with the Washington Post, the president also said that the administration is seeking “to reduce the number of refugees coming into our country, and to make sure that we are taking the appropriate measures to ensure that people from those countries who are being persecuted in the United Sates are not able to come into the country.”
The president said the United states “is not at war with the Iranians, we are at war in the Middle East.
We are at a point where we are not taking enough refugees, and that’s where this executive order comes in.”
The State Department has already begun accepting refugees from the seven countries.
The new order will require the Department to immediately begin accepting refugees for the rest of the year, as well as for the next 12 months.
The State Dept. will also be in a position to process refugees who have entered the U and have a “reasonable chance of resettling in the U.”
According to a State Dept spokesman, “refugees arriving in the US are processed as refugees within the U, and their case will be reviewed and if necessary, they may be resettled in the country of their choosing.”
However, the White HOUSE has not provided any specific guidance on how the administration will process refugees from Iran, where the U has said it has no plans to resume visa-issuing, border-crossing or other diplomatic relations with Tehran.
The White House said the new order would be issued “by April 15th.”
It did not specify when or how the order was expected to be implemented, though it did say it would be “a quick process.”
Iran, Iraq, Libya and Somalia are also targeted countries.
“The United States will continue to prioritize the resettlement of Iraqis and Syrians displaced from Syria and Iraq,” the State Dept said.
“As the United State continues to review and assess the impacts of the Executive Order, it will continue with its commitment to prioritize refugees and asylum seekers who are displaced by conflict in their home countries.
We will continue prioritizing the most vulnerable refugees, including unaccompanied children, children with severe mental disabilities, children who have been sexually assaulted or who are fleeing violence.”
It was not immediately clear how many of the refugees would be allowed to enter the United United States through the U visa.
“We are not seeking to change the way we go about it, but this is a way to ensure our own security,” a State Department official told the Post.
The administration has been criticized for being slow to act in response to the travel ban.
After the first executive order was signed, the State Department said it was “monitoring the situation in Syria.”
The agency did not provide details on when that review was completed.
Trump tweeted on Monday that he had been briefed on the executive order and said, “We will continue the fight against ISIS.”
He also tweeted that “our country has no choice but to fight them with our military power.”
The executive order also prohibits the United Arab Emirates from receiving foreign aid from the U government and says it will block foreign funding for any “foreign entity that does business with, or directly supports, a country that is an enemy of the United STATES.”
The directive also bars the government from accepting foreign donations to the country.
“Iran, Iraq and Somalia will be subject for a 90-day period to a U-visa, a waiver to the visa requirement, and a 90 percent likelihood of a nonimmigrant visa in order to obtain a visa to travel to the US.
Iran, Sudan and Syria are subject for 120-day periods to a 90 day waiver,” it reads.
The Department of State has already issued visas to those countries, but the White house did not release any specific numbers.
In a statement on Tuesday, the U-Visas agency said that it has received “a large number of U.V.I. applications from countries in the seven affected countries.”
“In order to comply with U.B.C., which requires all visa applications for entry into the