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    Pentagon: Significant decline in acceptance of Iraqi refugees who worked with US forces

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    (Reuters) - US military officials have sounded the alarm within President Donald Trump's administration over the sharp drop in acceptance of Iraqi refugees who helped the United States fight, US officials said.
    The officials familiar with the discussions said the Pentagon was concerned that the lack of safe haven for more Iraqis, many of whom worked as interpreters and other key US military tasks, would harm national security by discouraging locals from cooperating with the United States in Iraq And other conflict zones. 
    The officials, who declined to be named, said at a White House closed-door meeting last week devoted to Iraqi affairs, officials had largely focused on the FBI's approach to carrying out extensive investigations into Iraqi backgrounds and classifying it as one of the reasons for declining refugee applications.
    According to data provided by the State Department, only 48 Iraqis were admitted to the United States during the current fiscal year until August 15 through an asylum program for people who worked for the US government, US contractors, the media or NGOs. Last year, the number was more than 3,000, approaching 5100 in 2016. 
    At last week's meeting, the officials studied the various security inquiries Iraqis are subjected to, including an investigation of the previous background of all refugees. 
    They conclude that the obstacle lies in a separate process called the "security advisory opinions" that apply to a group of people, both men and women of a certain age from Iraq and ten other countries, mostly in the Middle East and Africa. 
    The FBI and intelligence agencies are investigating the "security advisory opinions" while the Foreign Ministry is coordinating the process.
    During the meeting, the FBI revealed that of a group of 88 Iraqis subjected to the Security Advisory Opinion survey, there was questionable information about 87 of them, the officials said. Current and former officials said this was a much higher rate than in previous years. 
    It was unclear to officials why the rate was high and the meeting did not elaborate on the FBI's screening approach and how it changed. 
    FBI spokeswoman Kelsey Petranton declined to comment on the issue of Iraqi refugees.
    A spokeswoman for the State Department said on Saturday that the United States will continue to receive requests from Iraqis who have been associated with work to resettle them "while prioritizing the safety and security of the American people, make additional audit procedures departments and agencies able to complete a comprehensive review of requests and identify potential threats to public security and national security "He said. 
    Pentagon spokesman David Eastbourne referred a request for comments on Iraqi refugees to the White House. 
    A White House official did not comment directly when asked about the issue of Iraqi refugees or the FBI's operation, but said Trump's approach was to "protect the national interest, prevent foreign terrorist attacks, protect US taxpayers and workers."
    Supporters of Iraqis who worked for the US government or US companies say hundreds of them have been killed, wounded, kidnapped or threatened by their work and are in constant danger in Iraq by anti-US armed factions. 
    "There is no safe place for Iraqis who have links with the United States," said Betsy Fisher, director of policy at the International Refugee Assistance Project. 
    Last year, the Trump administration imposed tougher checks on refugees, including the requirement to provide phone numbers and e-mail addresses to a larger number of family members and in the past had asked for a much smaller number. This information is being verified through the Security Advisory Views process. 
    In addition to Iraq, other countries that automatically apply this process to their refugees are Egypt, Iran, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
    Iraqis can raise national security concerns for several reasons, especially if their work for the military requires them to keep records of militants and other potential threats. 
    Several years after their work ceased for the army, it may be difficult to verify whether their contact with suspicious individuals or groups relates only to their previous work. 
    An asylum official said on Friday asylum seekers "are subject to more comprehensive security scrutiny than before" and that the ministry "makes it harder for terrorists, criminals and those seeking to exploit the US program for asylum." 
    At the White House meeting last week, Pentagon officials offered to provide ministry staff to work alongside FBI officials to help them speed up the audit process and possibly dispel any concerns about information discovered during the audit.
    According to US government data seen by Reuters, as of the end of July there were more than 100,000 Iraqis applying through the Special Program for Refugees at various stages of the examination of applications.



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    Pentagon: Significant decline in acceptance of Iraqi refugees who worked with US forces Empty Pentagon beats alarm and why Iraqi refugees!

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    Pentagon beats alarm and why Iraqi refugees!

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Military officials have sounded the alarm inside the US administration of Donald Trump over the sharp drop in acceptance of Iraqi refugees who helped the United States fight, US officials said. 

    Officials familiar with the discussions said the Pentagon was concerned that the lack of safe haven for more Iraqis, many of whom worked as interpreters and other key US forces, could harm national security by discouraging locals from cooperating with the United States. Iraq and other conflict zones. 
    The officials, who declined to be named, said at a White House closed-door meeting last week devoted to Iraqi affairs, officials largely focused on the FBI's approach to conducting extensive investigations into Iraqi backgrounds and classifying it as one of the reasons for the declining acceptance of refugee applications. 
    According to data provided by the State Department, only 48 Iraqis were admitted to the United States during the current fiscal year until August 15 through an asylum program for people who worked for the US government, US contractors, the media or NGOs. The number last year was more than 3,000 while it approached 5100 in 2016. 
    At last week's meeting, the officials examined the various security inquiries Iraqis are subjected to, including the investigation of the previous background of all refugees. 
    They concluded that the obstacle lies in a separate process called "security advisory opinions", which applies to a group of people, both men and women of a certain age from Iraq and ten other countries, mostly in the Middle East and Africa. 
    The FBI and intelligence agencies are investigating (security advisory opinions) while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates the process. 
    During the meeting, the FBI revealed that of a group of 88 Iraqis subjected to the Security Advisory Opinion, there was dubious information about 87 of them. Current and former officials said this was a much higher rate than in previous years. 
    It was unclear to officials why the rate was high and the meeting did not elaborate on the FBI's screening approach and how it changed. 
    FBI spokeswoman Kelsey Petranton declined to comment on the issue of Iraqi refugees. 
    A spokeswoman for the State Department said on Saturday that the United States will continue to receive requests from Iraqis who have been engaged in work with them to resettle them "while prioritizing the safety and security of the American people.The additional audit procedures make departments and agencies able to complete a thorough review of requests and identify potential threats to public security and security the National". 
    Pentagon spokesman David Eastbourne referred a request for comments on Iraqi refugees to the White House. 
    A White House official did not comment directly when asked about the issue of Iraqi refugees or the FBI's operation, but said Trump's approach was to "protect the national interest, prevent foreign terrorist attacks, protect US taxpayers and workers." 
    Supporters of Iraqis who worked for the US government or companies say hundreds of them have been killed, wounded, kidnapped or threatened by their work and are facing a continuing threat in Iraq by anti-American factions. 
    "There is no safe place for Iraqis who have links with the United States," said Betsy Fisher, policy director at the International Refugee Assistance Project. 
    Last year, the Trump administration imposed tougher checks on refugees, including the requirement to provide phone numbers and e-mail addresses to a larger number of family members and in the past had asked for a much smaller number. This information is being verified through the Security Advisory Views process. 
    In addition to Iraq, other countries that automatically apply this process to their refugees are Egypt, Iran, Libya, Mali, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. 
    Iraqis can raise national security concerns for several reasons, especially if their work for the military requires them to keep records of militants and other potential threats. 
    Several years after their work ceased for the army, it may be difficult to verify whether their contact with suspicious individuals or groups relates only to their previous work. 
    An asylum official said on Friday asylum seekers "are subject to more comprehensive security scrutiny than before" and that the ministry "makes it harder for terrorists, criminals and those seeking to exploit the US program for asylum." 
    At the White House meeting last week, Pentagon officials offered to provide staff from the ministry to work with FBI officials to help them speed up the audit process and possibly dispel any concerns about information discovered during the audit. 
    According to US government data seen by Reuters, as of the end of July, there were more than 100,000 Iraqis applying through the Special Program for Refugees at different stages of the examination process.



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    Two US officials on Tuesday revealed a sharp drop in the acceptance of Iraqi refugees in America.
    The officials familiar with the discussions, according to Reuters, said that military officials were alerting the alarm within the administration of President Donald Trump about the "sharp decline" in accepting Iraqi refugees who "helped" the United States in the fighting.
    The officials said the Pentagon was "concerned" that the lack of safe haven for more Iraqis, many of whom worked as translators and other key US military tasks, would harm national security by "dissuading locals from cooperating" with the United States in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and other conflict areas.
    During a closed White House meeting last week devoted to Iraqi affairs, officials largely focused on the FBI's approach to carrying out extensive investigations into Iraqi backgrounds and classifying it as one of the reasons for the declining acceptance of refugee requests, the officials said.
    According to data provided by the US State Department, only 48 Iraqis were admitted [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] United States during the current fiscal year until August 15 through an [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] program [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] people who worked for the US government, US contractors, the media or NGOs. The number last year was more than 3,000 while it approached 5100 in 2016, according to "Reuters".


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