Trump Admin To Threaten Countries Whose Nationals Often Overstay Visas

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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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