President Trump asked the State Department to restrict visas given to applicants from Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Why? Because those countries don’t take back their own nationals when the U.S. is trying to deport them.
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security said in a statement:
“International law obligates each country to accept the return of its nationals ordered removed from the United States. Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone have failed in that responsibility. The United States itself routinely cooperates with foreign governments in documenting and accepting its citizens when asked, as do the majority of countries in the world. However, these countries have failed to do so, and that one-way street ends with these sanctions.”
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan backed her up, saying:
“American citizens have been harmed because foreign governments refuse to take back their citizens. These sanctions will ensure that the problem these countries pose will get no worse as ICE continues its work to remove dangerous criminals from the United States.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has asked US consular offices in those countries to restrict certain visas, with different restrictions for each country, mostly temporary B visas for tourists. Tillerson also warned that if those countries continue to violate international law, restrictions will become more severe.
That’s how it’s done, folks! I have no idea why this wasn’t done earlier by another president, but I’m glad we have someone in the White House ready to stick up for we the people!
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Source: Liberty Writers