On October 24, the United States resumed the refugee resettlement program
. Along with resuming the program, the Administration made two important changes. The order immediately ended the “following-to-join” program
, making it difficult for spouses and children separated in their flight from their homes to reunite. The order also calls for enhanced reviews for refugees from 11 nationalities.
The countries targeted for an additional 90-day suspension
and added screenings are Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and stateless Palestinians.