'Enhanced Vetting' Applies To All Immigration Benefits

Law360, New York (July 26, 2017, 12:04 PM EDT) -- On the same day President Donald Trump issued his executive order implementing a revised version of his ban on travel to the United States by nationals of certain Muslim-majority nations, he also issued an executive memorandum instructing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of State to “rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.”

The timing of this “enhanced vetting” memorandum ensured that it would be largely overshadowed by the ongoing outrage and...
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