Trump Admin To Threaten Countries Whose Nationals Often Overstay Visas

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Moon is in Wash... WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House April 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Moon is in Washington to try to jump-start talks between the U.S. and North Korea after the failed summit in Hanoi in February. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 15, 2019 8:06 a.m.

President Trump is planning to launch broader efforts to curb legal immigration by threatening countries whose nationals often overstay their visas, The Wall Street Journal reported.

An administration official who spoke to the WSJ said the plan is to put countries “on notice,” by threatening that it’ll be harder for their citizens to obtain visas, or the visas will be shorter, if they don’t reduce their rates of overstay. The countries impacted include Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The White House also reportedly wants to block immigrants who might use public funds from either coming to the U.S. or being eligible for citizenship.

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