DHS and the State Department have confirmed that they have issued visa sanctions against four countries that have refused accept back their foreign nationals that have been ordered deported from the U.S. The administration declined to name the four recalcitrant countries but sources claim they are Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
A State Dept. official told The Washington Times, “We can confirm the Department of State has received notification from the Department of Homeland Security regarding four countries that have refused to accept or unreasonably delayed the return of its nationals. When we receive such notification, the Department of State works to implement a visa suspension as expeditiously as possible in the manner the secretary determines most appropriate under the circumstances to achieve the desired goal.”
When a country refuses to accept their criminal aliens back they are often released back into American communities because the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government can only hold illegal aliens for a certain amount of time.
This is only the third time that visa sanctions have been issued against a recalcitrant country. The first was at the beginning of the Bush administration against Guyana in 2001 and one last year under the Obama administration against Gambia. Guyana immediately took back 112 of its 113 backlogged deportees. Officials for Gambia also took step last year to fix the process of accepting its nationals back.
Since Pres. Trump has been elected the number of recalcitrant countries has dropped from 20 to 12. The decline is a result of Pres. Trump’s Jan. 25 Enhancing Interior Enforcement executive order that ordered visas suspended from countries that refused to take back their citizens. This executive order addresses #7 in NumbersUSA’s 10 Steps to Fix our Broken Immigration Enforcement System.
NumbersUSA Government Relations Director Rosemary Jenks said, “Finally we have an administration that is doing what it should be doing. This should be routine practice. As soon as a country refuses to take back its criminal nationals, there should be visa sanctions immediately.”
Read more on this story at The Washington Times.
Updated: Thu, Sep 7th 2017 @ 2:05pm EDT