Trump Enacts Visa Sanctions on Countries Refusing Deportees

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The Trump Administration is cracking down on foreign countries refusing to take back their citizens when they are deported.

In a report by the Washington Times, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and State confirmed the White House sanctioned four countries which do not take accept deportees.

The Washington paper reported that sources close to the issue revealed that the four countries in question are Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Cambodia, and Guinea.

“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,” officials told the Times.

The move by the Trump Administration will come in the form of a “visa suspension,” where foreign nationals will be barred from seeking to enter the U.S. on any of the various visa programs.

Center for Immigration Studies Director of Policy Jessica Vaughan told Breitbart Texas that the move by Trump is “huge progress” on the immigration front.

“It’s been way too long and coming,” Vaughan said. “This should have been done years ago to countries who refuse to accept their citizens back who were ordered deported.”

“We would have nowhere near the number of people in this country who have been ordered deported, but haven’t been deported if other administration’s had done what Trump has done,” Vaughan said.

Vaughan said that unlike Trump, previous administrations were more concerned for relationships with foreign nations rather than safety risks.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.


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