The security-minded tone is highlighted by statements such as “this nation cannot delay the immediate implementation of additional heightened screening and vetting protocols and procedures for issuing visas to ensure that we strengthen the safety and security of our country… Consular officers should not hesitate to refuse any case [request for visas] presenting security concerns.” One document says the changes are needed to prevent “the entry into the United States of foreign nationals who may aid, support, or commit violent, criminal, or terroristic acts: and … ensuring the proper collection of all information necessary to rigorously evaluate all grounds of inadmissibility or deportability, or grounds for the denial of other immigration benefits.” Embassy officials who approval the award of visas are now expected to ask applicants for the travel history over the prior 15 years, their telephone numbers, their email addresses and social-media names used during the prior five years. People from Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Somalia and Libya face ever tougher scrutiny, according to the directions. By the way America this is once again another Trump transcript leak to the media...Just so you're aware. However a 15 year background check sounds like the proper vetting for middle eastern nationals, as it was almost fifteen years since 15 Saudi Nationals committed 9\11 which took nearly 3,000 innocent American lives from us. Now this tighter visa proposal by Trump's State Department looks to be targeting the whole Islamic world, since Trump's immigration ban nations should expect tougher visa guidelines than what is in this new State Department VISA policy. I guess we can finally say as Americans middle eastern nations connected to terrorism in the United States...Like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are likely involved in these new middle eastern visa measures from Trump's State Department. The new visa measure from middle eastern nations sounds mostly like this, and that is if people coming from the middle east want a United States visa you're background better be clean for the last 15 years.