The Trump administration will allow refugee admissions to the U.S. to resume under a new executive order issued Tuesday, but people from 11 targeted countries won’t be allowed in unless they can show their arrival to be in the U.S. “national interest,” administration officials said Tuesday. The result is that more than half of refugees will still be barred from admission during a fresh review period meant to

assess risks posed by those 11 countries, officials said, in what some see as a de facto extension of the ban that has been in place since June. Technically, the program will resume for all countries following a 120-day suspension that was ordered by President Donald Trump early this year. That pause gave officials time to write rules meant to better vet applicants, administration officials said. READ MORE