Many media outlets have recently released a draft report proposing a ban on U.S. visas for all CCP members. The leaked report said the Trump administration is considering banning U.S. visas’ issuance to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) members.
In draft form, the presidential proclamation could also authorize the U.S. government to revoke the visas of party members and their families already in the country, leading to their expulsion.
The plan’s details have not yet been formalized, and it does not, however, have President Trump’s approval.
The presidential order would be signed under the Immigration and Nationality Act, which gives the president the power to temporarily block travel to the United States for citizens he deems to be “detrimental to the country’s interests.
The relationship between the two countries over the past few years seemed to be improving, with phase one of the new and promising trade agreement signed earlier this year. But the reality is that during the last few months, the relationship has been undergoing all kinds of tensions.
If the ban were approved, it would undoubtedly generate a great upheaval in the two countries’ ties. It should be noted that the CCP has 92 million members, and during 2018 alone, 3 million party members visited the United States.
According to media reports, officials from the White House, the State Department, and the Department of Homeland Security have participated in the ban discussion. Spokespersons for the National Security Council at the White House and the State Department chose not to comment on the issue.
This news came after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reported yesterday on visa restrictions on individual employees of Chinese technology companies, which provide material support to regimes that abuse human rights worldwide.
“Companies impacted by today’s action include Huawei, an arm of the CCP’s surveillance state that censors political dissidents and enables mass internment camps in Xinjiang and the indentured servitude of its population shipped all over China.
Certain Huawei employees provide material support to the CCP regime that commits human rights abuses,” the report said.
In the statement, Pompeo said telecommunications companies around the world should be warned: “If they are doing business with Huawei, they are doing business with human rights abuses,” he added.