President Donald J. Trump has signed a proclamation, which places new, tailored visa restrictions on six countries that failed to meet a series of security criteria, demonstrating that they could be a risk to the homeland.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced that the Department has updated the methodology usee to assess compliance with the security criteria established under Executive Order 13780 in 2017.
This enhanced review process raises the bar for global security by requiring nations to meet the Department’s stronger security standards and by making it clear to countries what they must do to meet those standards.
The Secretary of Homeland Security, pursuant to Executive Order 13780 and in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, developed an assessment model using three categories of criteria to assess national security and public-safety threats:
Whether a foreign government engages in reliable identity-management practices and shares relevant information;
Whether a foreign government shares national security and public-safety information; and
Whether a country otherwise poses a national security or public-safety risk.