>> The Trump Administration, taking another step in trying to decide who and who does not get to come to the United States. Reuters learning exclusively of an ultimatum that went down earlier this week, from the State Department, to all US diplomatic posts, ordering countries to send more data on travelers.
Reuters diplomatic correspondent Arshad Mohammad says the threat is not just to countries on Trump's existing ban, it's to all nations.>> The most interesting element of it is that, if a country is found not to be providing enough information, or not to be putting in place steps to provide enough information.
They could be hit with travel sanctions, in other words, the Trump administration could bar some of their citizens from coming to the United States.>> Foreign countries have fifty days to either provide the information, or to submit a plan for things, like issuing electronic passports with an embedded chip loaded with biographical data.
Countries also have to agree to regularly report lost and stolen passports to Interpol, and there's more.>> They're also asking for information about people who other countries have a reason to believe or to suspect are terrorists, and they're asking for things like criminal information on people. A lot of this information, according to some of the former US officials we've talked to, is actually routinely exchanged, but it's also quite possible that some countries, poorer countries, that either don't have the systems in place, or the organization or the money to provide this kind of information.
>> Failure to comply could lead to denied visas and blocked entrance for immigrants. The State department says, this is all being done in the interest of national security and in order to quote, mitigate risk.