Trump: "U.S. could impose visa sanctions on countries not accepting deportees"

Trump: "U.S. could impose visa sanctions on countries not accepting deportees"
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President Donald Trump on Friday said the U.S. government could impose visa sanctions on countries that refuse or unreasonably delay accepting people returned from the United States, APA reports citing Reuters.

In a memorandum to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Trump cited the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the need to ensure “the repatriation of foreign nationals who violate the laws of the United States.”

 

Pompeo must within seven days “initiate a plan to impose the visa sanctions” if the Homeland Security Department determines a country not accepting returnees is delaying or impeding operations “necessary to respond to the ongoing pandemic.”

The order did not name any countries.

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