It is not unreasonable to closely consider all aspects of an asylum seekers profile. Almost every developed country in the world has such requirements.
We do need to be able to pick and choose who and what is best for our country.
Convicted, violent criminals should be refused entry. Convicted armed robbers should be refused entry. People infected with communicable viral, bacterial and parasitic disease should be refused entry and so on.
Those who say this is going to far, fail to recognize the very real threat to our domestic tranquillity that is represented by miscreants who attempt to access the United States. A governance of any country has the obligation to it’s citizens to form an immunological membrane to identify threats to the general population.
However, people escaping life threatening tyrannies and environmentally bankrupt countries must be given every compassionate opportunity to prove their worth in a system that values every man, woman and child seeking asylum.