The United States (U.S.) has recently added Yemen, Somalia, and Libya to the “countries of concern” list, which is under its visa waiver program that is run by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The recent addition to the aforementioned countries comes after U.S. policymakers demanded the U.S. make the visa procedures more stringent to individuals that have visited these war-torn nations since the inception of the Arab Spring.

These restrictions were first enforced after the Paris terrorist attacks in November; since then, foreign nationals that have attempted to obtain a visa to the United States have found themselves going through a rigorous screening process.

According to the U.S. Homeland Security Department, the new visa requirements will not automatically affect nationals from visa-waiver countries who also are dual nationals of Yemen, Somalia, and Libya.

The Homeland Security Department further added that each individual will be viewed on a case-by-case basis in the future.

 

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Red Commie
Red Commie
2016-02-19 08:20

Every place the US brings its peculiar brand of ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ ends up a ‘place of concern’.

Iranian journalist
Iranian journalist
2016-02-19 09:22

What the f**k does it have to do with picture of Iranian police

Shane Poole
Shane Poole
2016-02-19 08:13

@leithfadel they should have thought about that before they destroyed the countries

Chelsea4Life
Chelsea4Life
2016-02-19 09:49

do they need even more “freedom and democracy” ?

Alexandru Candet
Alexandru Candet
2016-02-19 14:53

Rima

Angelique Rockas
Angelique Rockas
2016-02-19 16:29

really US supporting Saudi genocide of Houthis in Yemen and complicit in Lybia`s destruction is now concerned @PressSec