Friday, February 9, 2018

National Vetting Center

"On February 6, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish a National Vetting Center (NVC), which will be led by the Department of Homeland Security. The NVC will coordinate the efforts of Federal officials to vet people seeking to enter or remain within our country.  It will help fulfill President Donald J. Trump’s requirement that departments and agencies improve their coordination and use of intelligence and other information to identify potential threats to national security, border security, homeland security, and public safety.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of the American people is the highest priority for this Administration.
  • This includes conducting vetting activities to identify individuals who present a threat to national security, border security, homeland security, or public safety. 
  • The ad hoc nature of current Federal vetting efforts impedes our ability to keep up with today’s threats.
  • The President’s National Security Presidential Memorandum directs Federal departments and agencies to improve their coordination and use of intelligence and other information to identify potential threats to national security, border security, homeland security, and public safety.
  • As part of these efforts, the Administration will establish the NVC, led by the Department of Homeland Security, which will coordinate vetting efforts throughout the Federal Government and apply an integrated approach that leverages relevant information from across the Nation’s national security apparatus, consistent with law and policy.  
  • The NVC will improve the Government’s ability to identify terrorists, criminals, and other nefarious actors, including those who seek a visa, visa waiver, or an immigration benefit, or a protected status; attempt to enter the United States; or are subject to an immigration removal proceedings..."
    National Vetting Center

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