US President Donald Trump threatens to impose sanctions on countries that refuse or time out with the evacuation of their citizens from his country. This is mentioned in the memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland Security regarding visa sanctions, promulgated by the White House on April 10.
"Countries that deny or unreasonably delay the adoption of their citizens, United States citizens, or residents during the ongoing pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2 pose an unacceptable risk to American health. The United States should be able to repatriate foreign citizens who violate American laws," Trump said.
Moreover, he instructed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to notify the Secretary of State of cases when a government of a foreign state, upon request, refuses or unreasonably delays the return of its citizens from the United States.
The Secretary of State must, within 7 days, adopt and initiate a visa sanction plan for the offending country. Restrictive measures may be lifted if a foreign state resumes the acceptance of its citizens to their homeland.
This memorandum is urgent. It expires on December 31, 2020, if not renewed.
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