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DHS imposes visa sanctions on four countries for failure to accept return of nationals

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 13, 2017

    DHS and DOS order consular officers to restrict visas for applicants from Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, in retaliation for "lack of cooperation in accepting nationals ordered removed from the United States." [ID #696]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 13, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive

Prior Policies


NAFSA: Discontinuance of Visa Issuance Under INA 243(d)

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