March 27, 2017

Foreign Policy: Heightened Scrutiny of Iranians Shows Trump Administration ‘Extreme Vetting’ in Action

Jamal Abdi, policy director of the National Iranian American Council, also said he had seen a “chilling effect,” with visa interviews cancelled during the roll out of the travel ban and never rescheduled.

Lawyers advising immigrants and tourists said it was difficult to distinguish between a directive-driven shift in the application of the law and, say, the whims of a subset of bureaucrats who may be responding to the administration’s tone.

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