• June 24, 2024

Nations Are Stopping US Deportation Of Criminal Illegal Immigrants

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Deporting illegal immigrants is more complex than simply sending them on a plane home.

Like anyone traveling abroad, those destined for deportation need documentation, like a passport.

If the native country refuses to issue those papers, the U.S. cannot deport people there.

But critics say the government can be more aggressive in using diplomatic leverage to pressure countries to comply.

Under immigration law, the State Department can deny visas to citizens of countries that refuse to repatriate their nationals.

The government is reluctant to use this authority, however. A State Department official told The Daily Signal that the government has refused to issue visas to only one nation, in 2001 against the South American nation of Guyana.

“Visa restrictions are not imposed lightly,” the State Department official said. “For many years, we have worked with DHS [Department of Homeland Security] to review the status of each recalcitrant country on a case-by-case basis. We engage at the highest levels to resolve these issues diplomatically when possible, while remaining ready to invoke visa restrictions, as warranted, in consultation with DHS.”

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