The US government has triggered a law that enables it to deny visas to officials of the government of Cape Verde, Iraq, Algeria, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cuba and St. Lucia. The others are China, Zimbabwe, India, Somalia, Cuba, and Iran.

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In June, this year, Republican Senator for Iowa, Chuck Grassley made an appeal to the Obama Administration to stop issuing immigrant and non-immigrant visas to citizens of 22 other countries.

According to Grassley, 2,166 illegal immigrants were released in the US in 2015, and as many as 6,100 such individuals were set free in 2014 and 2013. The senator pointed out that Cuba, China, Somalia, India and Ghana are the five most “recalcitrant countries” of the 23 labelled as uncooperative by the government. The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is monitoring 62 other such countries, PTI reported, another report noted.

The countries on the list that ghanabusinessnews.com, has been able to put together through research, include Iraq, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Eritrea, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cuba and St. Lucia. The others are China, Zimbabwe, India, Somalia, Cuba, and Iran.

While, Jackson conceded that visa restriction is a very drastic step that he would be very reluctant to take, and that he would only take if there are no remaining options, he added that the subject is under discussion by his government.

Author: Diario CV

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