Myanmar, Laos hit with visa restrictions for not accepting citizens deported from U.S. – Visas for government officials will be restricted, restrictions could be expanded if they fail to cooperate – The first category to be restricted are B1 & B2, temporary visas used for business and travel.
July 11 (UPI) — The United States imposed visa restrictions on Myanmar and Laos for not accepting their citizens who have been deported, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this week.
DHS said Myanmar and Laos “have denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their nationals” who have been ordered to be removed from the United States. As a result, United States visas for government officials in those countries will be restricted, and the restrictions could be expanded if the countries fail to cooperate.
The first category of visas to be restricted are B1 and B2, which are temporary visas used for business and travel.
As of now, the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Myanmar will discontinue all B1 and B2 non-immigrant visas for current officials at the Director General level and above from the Burmese Ministries of Labor, Immigration, and Population and Home Affairs, as well as their immediate family members, with limited exceptions.
At the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos, has discontinued the issuance of all B1, B2, and B1/B2 non-immigrant visas for current officials at the Director General level and above from the Lao Ministry of Public Security, as well as their immediate families.
In addition, restrictions have been placed on all A3 and G5 non-immigrant visas to individuals employed by Lao government officials, with limited exceptions. These visas are usually used for domestic workers and assistants of government officials.
Any country that refuses to take back their citizens who have been legally deported should have an immediate and full halt to all trade done with the US until such time as they change their policy.
That is the only way to deal with baby nations. Like my dad always said a good spanking builds character.