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US: Trump's new vetting norms to weed out refugee arrival from Islamic nations

  • After voicing in favor of waterboarding, US President Donald Trump has now signed a new executive order Friday to adjourn arrivals of refugee. Trump has also pressed newer and stringent controls on travelers from the seven Muslim nations.

    Staying true to one of his contentious electoral campaign promises, and to dismay for human rights groups, the president claimed to make his nation safe from "radical Islamic terrorists."

    Trump's ruling suspends the refugee resettlement program by US for not less than 120 days.

    While Democrats have regarded the order as ban on Muslim and touted it inhumane, the newly sworn president believes that these rulings will “ensure” that those qualified for refugee admission are not a threat to the security of the United States.

    Moreover, the new vetting particularly restrains Syrian refugees from the United States until further notice or till the time the president himself nods on them no longer posing a threat to the security of the US.

    In the meantime, the visitors or travelers from seven Islamic nations -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – will not be granted visas for 90 days.

    This measure by Trump has received huge criticism from the civil liberties groups and individuals including Nobel peace laureate from Pakistan - Malala Yousafzai. Malala who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, said she was heartbroken and has urged the US President to not to leave behind the children and families that are most defenseless at the moment.