The United States has imposed several long-standing embargoes on other countries, including Cuba, North Korea and Iran. In the 1980s, several countries, including the United States, imposed trade embargoes on South Africa against apartheid. (ii) Libya. Libya is an active combat zone, with hostilities between the internationally recognized government and its rivals. In many parts of the country, security and law enforcement forces are provided by armed militias and not by state institutions. Violent extremist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS), have taken advantage of these conditions to expand their presence in the country. The Libyan government offers some cooperation with U.S. counterterrorism efforts, but it is unable to secure thousands of miles of its land and sea borders, allowing the illegal flow of weapons, migrants, and foreign terrorist fighters. The U.S. Embassy in Libya ceased operations in 2014. (iv) any other information relevant to public security, as defined by the Minister of Homeland Security or the Attorney General, including information relating to the immigration status of aliens accused of serious crimes. an agreement between a group of nations that prohibited them all from trading with a target nation (iv) Executive Order 13769 offered no basis for discrimination against or against members of a particular religion.
While this order allowed for prioritization of refugee claims from members of persecuted minority religious groups, this priority applied to refugees from all nations, including those where Islam is a minority religion, and applied to minority sects within the same religion. This order was not motivated by hostility to any religion, but rather was intended to protect the ability of religious minorities – whoever they were and wherever they resided – to resort to USRAP given their particular challenges and circumstances. (iii) Somalia. Parts of Somalia were safe havens for terrorists. Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group linked to al-Qaeda, has been operating in the country for years and is planning and continuing to conduct operations in Somalia and neighboring countries. Somalia has permeable borders and most countries do not recognize Somali identity documents. The Somali government cooperates with the United States in some counterterrorism operations, but is unable to maintain or investigate suspected terrorists. a formal agreement between the governments of two or more countries (c) to temporarily reduce the investigative burden on the competent authorities during the verification period referred to in Sub-Part (a) of this Section, to ensure the proper control and maximum use of the resources available for the examination and verification of aliens and to ensure that appropriate standards are established for infiltration by aliens to prevent terrorists; and in light of the national security concerns referred to in Section 1 of this Regulation, I submit the intention to do so, in accordance with Sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the INA, 8 U.S.C.