When the United States was considering whether or not to accept Syrian refugees into the country, President Donald Trump wanted to ensure they would be “carefully vetted” in the first 100 days of their entry.
That meant that they would have to have to pass a background check, be subject to a health screening, and then have to provide an affidavit of insurance if they wanted to stay.
The Obama administration also approved the use of a special “extreme vetting” process for Syrian refugees, and in 2015 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a policy called “Extreme Verification,” which essentially required that people arriving in the United Sates have been cleared by the DHS before they could legally travel.
Trump wanted the process to be implemented as soon as possible, but with so many refugees arriving each day, the government had to come up with a plan to handle the surge of asylum seekers.
The White House proposed that the Department Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) create a special agency to handle asylum cases.
Under the proposal, the agency would have the authority to grant asylum applications and process them in accordance with existing DHS policies.
The proposal was originally made in late January and was expected to be submitted to Congress by the end of March.
The problem with the proposal was that it lacked specifics on how asylum seekers would be vetted and when they would go through the process.
In the meantime, the Trump Administration had begun to take steps to ensure that the new refugee admissions process was as efficient as possible.
On January 18, the Department announced it had created a special vetting center to process asylum applicants and conduct health screenings, a move that was meant to be a precursor to the new process.
But with the announcement of the center, it was unclear when and how it would be staffed.
On February 9, HHS Secretary Tom Price announced that the Trump White House would provide a “green card” to Syrian refugees.
The decision came after the White House initially stated that they had no plans to open the asylum process to refugees until the refugee applications were processed.
However, in a statement issued on March 1, Price said that the administration would begin processing asylum applications on January 29.
The announcement marked a major shift in the refugee resettlement program, which was previously geared to accepting people who arrived in the U.S. with little documentation and who had little hope of ever finding permanent employment.
The Trump administration had already begun to roll out a raft of policies designed to expedite the process of getting a refugee into the United State, including expanding the definition of “temporary protected status” to include refugees who have fled violence, and expanding the number of refugees allowed into the U.
“The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had already announced that it would start accepting Syrian refugees by the beginning of March, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) would be created to assist with the processing of applications.
The agency was supposed to begin accepting Syrian refugee applications in mid-February, but on March 5, a tweet from HHS Secretary Price indicated that they were going to delay the process until the end, saying that the agency had already been “overwhelmed” with the refugee backlog.
The delay in the process was not without controversy.
“We’ve been waiting for the government to do this for years, and now they are saying, ‘OK, wait a second, we can do this,'” he added. “
The whole process is very complicated and complicated, but I think we’re making progress,” said Mohammad Hamdi, who fled Syria with his wife and children in 2015 and is now a refugee in Turkey.
“We’ve been waiting for the government to do this for years, and now they are saying, ‘OK, wait a second, we can do this,'” he added.
“I am so happy for the Syrians, but also for me, the Americans, because now I can finally get here.
I am happy for everyone.”
In response to questions from VICE News, a representative for the Office for Refugee Reservation (ORr) said that it had no official announcement regarding the delay.
“ORR has a process that is being developed and is ready to implement for the resettlement of Syrian refugees,” said spokesperson Kelly Homan in an email to VICE News.
“It is currently in its early stages and is expected to complete in the next few weeks.”
In an interview with The Guardian, Hamdi said that while he is happy that the Syrian refugees will be processed, he is disappointed that he has yet to be granted an asylum application.
“For me, it is a very big issue,” he said.
“As a Syrian refugee, I am waiting for a moment to go home, to go back to my country, to have my children come and to