This bill would direct the Dept. of Homeland Security to publish a report every six months listing countries that refuse or unreasonably delay the repatriation of their citizens who are deported from the U.S. and punish them by denying visas for personal employees of national officials and reduce the number of visas available to the country’s diplomats.
The report would be published every six months and include:
Countries that have refused or unreasonably delayed repatriation of a citizen of that country and the total number of such persons, and countries that have excessive repatriation failure rates.
Each country that was included in both the current report and the one preceding it, although DHS could exclude a country if the total number of non-repatriations outstanding is less than 10 for the preceding three year period.
For each country listed in the report, he State Department would be authorized to:
Not issue visas to attendants, servants, and personal employees of such country’s officials and employees who receive such nonimmigrant status;
Reduce the number of visas available for the country’s diplomats and officials/employees by 10 percent for each six months that a country is listed.