Trump Punishes Sanctuary Countries… Halts Visas…

by Stephen Dinan
September 13, 2017

The administration imposed visa sanctions Tuesday on four countries that have refused to cooperate in taking back their immigrants whom the U.S. wants to deport, making good on one of President Trump’s campaign promises.

State Department officials said the sanctions begin Wednesday, halting issuance of at least some categories of visas to would-be travelers from Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Eritrea.

“The Secretary of State has ordered consular officers in Eritrea, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia to implement visa restrictions effective September 13, 2017,” the department said in a statement provided to The Washington Times. “The Secretary determined the categories of visa applicants subject to these restrictions on a country-by-country basis.”

The law allows for all visas to be halted to any country that refuses cooperation, but the department decided to impose less-draconian penalties in each of the four cases.

68 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Betty says:

    hope the news that Trump made a deal is wrong he will let a LARGE BLOCK of voters down. I believed him

  • Big Ed says:

    I like what Trump did here. Too often, countries send people here and they later turn out to be criminals. We have plenty of criminals and don’t need any more. But, when we try to send them back where they come from, we find that their home countries don’t want them, either. Then, we have a criminal and we can’t get rid of them. The answer is exactly what Trump did-if you won’t take one of your criminal citizens back, don’t even think about sending us more. Terrific!!

  • dmttbt says:

    These things should have never existed and should be done away with as soon as possible.

  • Pat Cross says:

    more should be done to make those countries keep their citizens THERE

  • TAM44 says:

    Democrats loves sanctuary cities and supports them wholeheartedly. Democrats thrives on violence and spread hatred wherever they go.

    1. Retired says:

      They also have divided the USA with their gimiks of giving the store away with all their welfare programs including corporate welfare to get campaign money .

  • CBUJAN says:

    When need a moratorium on all immigration until we can fix our immigration system.

    1. James Wherry says:

      Or, until we employ all of our OWN citizens. My brother is in IT. The IT companies whine pitifully about the need to “hire talented workers,” they ignore American college graduates for cheap labor abroad.

      1. CBUJAN says:

        It is unconstitutional for employers to hire illegal aliens, so if the Attorney General Sessions would put together a task force and start fining these employers after a few months the word gets out and the employers stop hiring illegals it would also stop people from crossing our borders knowing they won’t be able to get a job.

  • Josh Parker says:

    Couldn’t you just put parachutes on them and return them by air drop?

    1. Dean says:

      Why waist a good parachute, just drop them off without the parachute.

      1. Retired says:

        Who said they had to be working parachutes .

  • Pete Bundy says:

    I would like the SCOTUS decision that all people in the US are entitled to and education thru grade 12 to be eliminated. This includes illegals brought here by their criminal illegal parents. By doing this they coerce me as a taxpayer to subsidize these people which I have no desire to do. And should I boycott by electing not to pay my taxes my property will be seized. I do not want Trump to make any deal with any democrats about DREAM DACA etc as I remember RR making a deal with O’Neal and Kennedy granting amnesty. Did not work then and won’t work now.

  • Humble Servant says:

    I don’t have anything against refugees but the simple fact that we are bringing in anyone has created a problem with security for our citizens.
    This being said, some are demanding this refugee population because of the need for inexpensive work forces. This too is a problem because if you cannot produce a product for less money then we can import from third world countries then you go out of business.
    This comes down to a problem started back in 1975 with abortions. Yes you heard me right. We have aborted over 59M babies, workers, family members from 1975 to current. The government has brought in refugees to the tune of 3,388,908 from 1975 to 2014 supposedly for workforce. Does anyone think that if we would have nurtured our own children that we might not need to bring people into our country to work? Maybe our culture and religion would have been saved. Maybe our wealth and gratitude would have spread to other countries to help them out of poverty. Maybe we would not be in this mess we have made. Just a thought…..

  • Doug says:

    For some reason, hard to fathom, officials in “Sanctionary” designated areas are more interested in protecting even violent criminals than their legal law abiding citizens. I thought aiding a criminal before, during, or after the fact was a crime with jail time for conviction. Arrest some of these officials that care more about criminals than law abiding citizens and take the step of providing aid to the crooks. Lock a few up and the rest might re-enter the room where they hand out brains.

  • TexRancher says:

    Excellent. Countries cannot be allowed to dump their undesirables on us!

  • Tiger says:

    “Cambodia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Eritrea.” What the Hell? When Europeans tell me they can’t get visas to come here and we take this? Come on. Matter of fact since Sessions said we were putting our quotas up again, and said doesn’t mean some better than others just don’t want all from one country etc. lets take in Europeans, open the doors to them and the Slavic nations to come here and work. I read we don’t have enough electricians, builders, plumbers men who work with their hands and minds, cause everybody went to college and got degrees in Community Organizing, Whining, writing poetry, remember Pelosi saying now you can do what you want play music write poetry? Well they took them at their word and our Trade Schools long ago out and also in high school.

    OK bring them in from Europe. Stop importing Third World people who take and have nothing to give. We have a right to chose and once we did.

    1. Pete says:

      And dear sister, it appears we are finally starting to get a handle on who comes in. Senator Cotton introduced a bill to correct the mess but doubt McConnell will get off his duff long enough to get it passed.


      1. Tiger says:

        Trump was a gift to us for sure and Cotton is one good man. Although I don’t like Trump’s attitude on DACA. He never told his supporters at rallies how much he loved these people or that when president he would tell congress get it taken care of our I will revisit it. That is a worry. Now the influx of children and families up across our borders, I wonder if they are being sent back.

        Take a look at this my friend, talk about we have problems in this country.

    2. ourzoo10 says:

      These countries are the ones that won’t take back their ‘bad guys’ is a start.

      1. Tiger says:

        It needs to be finished off and the immigration ended. Good grief.

    3. Retired says:

      Back in the 50s and 60s Companies and trade Unions along with the education leaders stopped the apprentice ship programs . Then Realators became home builders and hired Scab Labor to build houses . Remember the 235 homes that were built for low income families ,well they was low Quality .Industrial arts and Home classes for girls were also dropped from schools .

      1. Rodzzz says:

        The American hiring system puts too much focus on useless college degrees ignoring the most qualified with experience and intelligence. Every company in this country is top heavy with high paid non-productive idiots who become a hindrance instead of an asset. “An asset, by the way is a small ass” (sorry, I just had to throw this in – does not have any pertinence to my post). We must bring back viable education such as trade schools and apprenticeships.

        1. Retired says:

          The 3Cs was the best trade school the USA ever had in those bad times .

    4. Rodzzz says:

      Give a man a college degree or title and you render him a useless idiot. Look into any company and you’ll notice that the personnel with the know-how and keeping the company on it’s feet are not degreed.

      1. Tiger says:

        True to a great extent but the Left so pushed college and not for becoming mathematicians, scientists, people in the medical field or engineering nothing they could use, degrees in nothingness, then they complained they couldn’t get a job.

        1. Rodzzz says:

          People now understand that nothing the left does is without ulterior motive. The blacks waking up to the realization that they were just being used and exploited for their votes played a great part in Hillary’s demise in the last election. And yes, Tiger, (I am infatuated with your name by the way) they do put a lot of effort in the recruitment of young empty minds into their institutions. In the end, we have to sympathize with them (the kids) when they can’t get a job. But then again… who’s to blame? The left or the rats? (as in the Pied Piper)

          1. Retired says:

            Remember when Hillary said it takes a village , she did not explain her type of village are controlled to be dependent on the Government.

          2. Rodzzz says:

            Make them dependent and you own them. Very sly Hillary.

          3. Retired says:

            Not only Hillary but the whole Demon Rat Party .

          4. Rodzzz says:

            True. “Birds of a feather”

          5. Tiger says:

            I spent 30 years working with the men and women who are the backbone of every darned medical facility, those hands belonged to black men and women. Never met a greater, finer, more level headed and wonderful people in my entire life. They worked and got nothing, they still do, they are our CNA who wash, feed, clean and take care of everyone’s family, they don’t care about color.

            There are as many “Silent Blacks” as there are whites. They came out this election. They are sick of what they see happening with their grandchildren, they are sick of being used and abused and they have been too darn busy raising their children’s children to have had the time to do anything.

            As to my nickname. I was delivered in San Antonio, Texas by a Colonel, I weighed 10 pounds, the biggest baby there, I was loud and the first to scream for food and got the entire nursery up in arms, I have seen that when working the babies in my time, there is always one, so he said this one is a tiger. That stuck for the rest of my life and not until I became an RN was my other name used.

          6. Rodzzz says:

            Glad to see you’ve kept your stripes. LOL

  • Jose says:

    President Trump should go further on this to include those countries who WILL NOT accept their criminal citizens. There are countries who refuse entry of any citizen that has been convicted of a crime so the USA is stuck with them even after they serve their sentence. Bet most return to crime again.

    1. Pete says:

      This is a start on four countries. The Secretary of State has the authority to slam the door on other nations one at a time. These four limited restrictions are a shot across the bow of others who don’t play nice.
      All now know the new administration isn’t bluffing. Play nice please, or you don’t play at all

  • justinwachin says:

    Once again it is refreshing to have a president that is attempting to enforce the printed law. I don’t think any of us realized just how deep or vast the swamp would be. President Trump is still at an A++ from me for his job performance.

  • Askjrsk says:

    Time to do what it takes to bring back balance. After the looney Obama, that embarrassment that just springs up like an erection in Michelle’s dress, we need a real leader and not any more clowns. Mitt Romney wants to run again. Mitt Hillary the ever ready bunny that DOSENT get tired of running and losing. Mitt Hillary must also be in a corner penning a new book “What Happened to Mittens? ” President Trump MAGA

  • John Wirts says:

    Any and all trade, travel to, and any aid to these countries should be stopped immediately and remain stopped until they resolve these issues to our satisfaction!

  • BlessedtoServe says:

    just another way to skin the cat…Thank you President Trump, promises made, promises kept, Making America Great Always..2020!!

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Promises made promises kept One promise at a time.

  • Bob says:

    Montgomery County in MD has decided last year they should be a Sanctuary County, and now they are surprised that they have had their 20th killing attributed to gangs, mostly MS-13, this year. If we can’t guard our citizens against people like this, how can we guard against another 9/11 from happening? How can we keep out those who wish to do us harm if we don’t even try?

    1. Pete says:

      Montgomery County officials obviously believe the bull dropping about the peaceful nature of all illegals. If you tell yourself the same lie enough times it eventually convinces you & to you the lie becomes truth.

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    2. Retired says:

      Some Pussy Hat Society elected or Lawyer will try to fight this . With the two disasters and Crazy Kim Boy there is no ROOM at the USA Inn . Time to make sure we are secure and take care of the USA first .

    3. Jmanjo says:

      The reason you have this problem in Maryland is the stupid Democrats that keep shedding the regulations that protect the state from illegals and possible terrorists! Their liberal ideas backfire every time! Stop electing these fools…they are killing you!

      1. Bob says:

        It’s even worse on the local level. College Park MD just passed an ordinance allowing illegals to vote in local elections. Funny, legal US citizens attending the University of Maryland in College Park have no vote, as they are not “residents” of College Park, but illegals who come here in defiance of US laws do. They assure those concerned that this will NOT lead to illegal votes in non-City elections. And the 6500 who registered same day and voted for Hillary in New Hampshire with out instate addresses have ALL established residence in NH by now.

        1. Retired says:

          This is the start of illegals to be able to vote in state and national elections . Isn’t Maryland where Biden went ??? So are they going to have different ballots for those people when state and federal people are up at the same time ?????

          1. dmttbt says:

            Biden says to get a shotgun and shoot through the door. I hope he knows who is on the other side of the door first.

          2. Retired says:

            Could we get lucky and it be a Clinton or Obama ????

        2. dmttbt says:

          This should be stopped immediately. It cannot be allowed.

          1. Bob says:

            People who spoke against it were verbally attacked at the hearing by the “tolerant left” and labeled as “xenophobes” and, of course, “racists”. The ‘tolerant left” were so loud and adamant about their shouting that they people who had cogent, logical arguments against the proposal were shouted down. One lady called voting not only a right but a “privilege of citizenship which {the council} was giving away for free” to non-citizens. The Council appeared more than happy to pass this to show how “enlightened” they are.

      2. PatriotGal says:

        Seems that in MD, one of the cities has now made it legal for ILLEGALS to vote in local elections, etc. Leave it to the Demonazis who are out to destroy America from the inside.

        1. Bob says:

          As a follow up, seems that the Council “suddenly realized” they were violating their own rules. The vote was 4 to 3 in favor of the resolution, but the Council is required to have 6 votes for a charter amendment. They have now reversed themselves and the measure now has failed. I can only imagine the grief they got that made them “find” the rules.

          1. Jesse says:

            Democrats are practically ALL lawless, lawbreakers, go-around-the-law schemers, support all wrong-doers, enable criminals and want to give “get out of jail free” cards to all of their thug-buddies. After knowing this, why would any normal, tax-paying, citizen expect ANY of them to do the right and proper thing.

            Case in point: Ouachita Parish, Louisiana a few years ago had a Police Jury (that’s the same as a county legislative body) Member who was a Democrat who “borrowed” dump truck loads of asphalt, for paving a church parking lot that was 3 Parishes (counties) away. He was also a “pastor” at this church. So even so-called Christian “pastors”, who are also Demoncrats, are as corrupt to the core as you can imagine. NONE Good! If you see a “Reverend” who is also in politics, you can bet he is corrupt, with a bankrupt soul, as the Pharisees of old.

    4. McFerguson says:

      Excellent observation, Bob. A few years ago, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security under Jeh Johnson was advertising in Mexico City and inviting ILLEGALS to come to America. Instructions followed on how to access welfare and heathcare facilities in the U.S.and how to get to sanctuary cities where they’d be protected by the local city government from deportation. And those MS-13 mutants could simply walk across the border where the guards were instructed to stand down. Nice scheme, eh?

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  • Stephen Howe says:


    1. Askjrsk says:

      Amen brother. Praise the Lord.

    2. McFerguson says:

      Right on, Stephen!

  • ketrout says:

    This should have been the normal process from the very beginning. This should be the norm for any and every country.

  • Glenn says:

    A great start to stop these people from coming to OUR country illegally.

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