Under Barack Obama, countries that refused to take their deportees back faced little or no punishment. Under Donald Trump that dog doesn’t hunt. He has now banned travel from Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone for that very reason.
“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,” an official told The Washington Times. “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.”
Since the presidential election, the United States has been able to reduce the number of countries refusing to accept detainees or who unreasonably delay accepting them from 20 under Obama to the current 12.
The Department of Homeland Security has sent a letter to the State Department, stating that they should not issue visas to persons from these four countries. That doesn’t necessarily mean they will comply.
Obama appointees have issued as many visas as they can push out and it’s about time for Trump to accept the fact that unless he immediately drains the swamp of Obama appointees, they will continue to act as the de facto president, doing as they please, regardless of the law or presidential orders. I won’t be happy until the entirety of Pennsylvania Avenue is covered with butt prints from the Deep State.
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The Supreme Court complicated things back in 2001 when they ruled that deportees who are refused by their home countries cannot be held indefinitely, even if they have criminal records. Neither Bush nor Obama did much about those countries and we can only hope that this action will change their mind. The only possible exceptions could be representatives from those countries who work at the UN or those nations’ consulates and embassies.
According to the Independent Journal Review:
An administration official confirmed that DHS sent to State letters that triggered the sanctions. “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,” the official reportedly said.
The official added that State would work “as expeditiously as possible” on the matter.
While previous administrations have used such sanctions, President Donald Trump, who promised to do so on the campaign trail, enacted more sanctions than both former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the Washington Times reported.
“Finally we have an administration that is doing what it should be doing,” Rosemary Jenks, government relations manager at NumbersUSA, told the Times.
Smaller countries such as these four depend on sending their students here to study as their own universities are woefully inadequate. Of course, with the universities held in sway by liberals in this country, their universities could now be better than ours.
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