Bangladesh among 'high-risk countries'

Bangladesh among ‘high-risk countries’


Kentucky senator Rand Paul, also an aspirant to be the Republican presidential candidate, has introduced a bill seeking a ban on refugees from 32 “high-risk countries” including Bangladesh from entering the US.The moratorium on accepting refugees from the 32 Muslim-majority states including Bangladesh, Pakistan and Middle East countries in the bill would end once the Department of Homeland Security demonstrates compliance with six stipulations intended to weed out potential terrorists posing as refugees.Some of the requirements are clear, such as monitoring of all refugees while in the US.Paul’s bill also will deny admission to citizens of any of the 38 countries who participate with the US in the Visa Waiver Programme “until after 30 days of security assessments have been conducted.This appears to be a reaction to the fact that most of the terrorists who committed last month’s atrocities in Paris came from France and Belgium, two countries where a visa is not currently required to visit the US.
source:Prothom Alo


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