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President Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of a new National security review Center, the focus on screening people who want to come to the United States, such as immigrants, refugees, and other visitors.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, said the center would work to identify people, ” a threat to national security, border security, internal security or public safety.”
“The Federal government’s current safety review efforts are ad-hoc, which hinders our ability to keep pace with today’s threats,” Sanders said in a statement. “The NVC is better that these activities be coordinated in a Central location, so that the officials continue to use critical intelligence and law enforcement agencies to identify information that terrorists, criminals and other nefarious actors try to enter and remain in our country.”
The National security review Center will be housed, the said within the Department of Homeland Security, the White house.
“The National security review Center, supported the unprecedented work of DHS and the whole of the US to keep intelligence community, terrorists, violent criminals and other dangerous individuals reach our shores,” Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement.
Nielsen said the center will ensure the government is able to “fuse intelligence and law enforcement data on the government in a place to detect threats early.”
“As part of this effort, DHS and its partners to ensure that mechanisms are in place to ensure that National security is the review Center will be able to achieve its mission in the protection of privacy, civil rights and civil liberties,” she said.
DHS ROLLS OUT of THE ENHANCED security measures FOR REFUGEES FROM 11 COUNTRIES WITH a HIGH RISK
Last month, Nielsen said that her Department was again reinforced safety roll-out of checks for refugees for the United States of 11 “high-risk” countries.
“It is critically important that we know who said in the United States,” Nielsen, at the time. “These additional security measures will make it harder for bad actors to take advantage of our refugee program, and you will make sure that we are a more risk-based approach to the protection of the homeland.”
DHS is not the 11 countries, but said it is conducting a periodic review of the refugee will continue to be high-risk country list.
Fox News’ Catherine Herridge contributed to this report.