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Donald Trump To Stop Travel From Sierra Leone and Other Countries

This was reported by Umaru Fofanah Of BBC on his Facebook Page

US Gov’t has put #SierraLeone on the “Recalcitrant Nations” list, which means a suspension of visa to mostly government officials. It follows the refusal by the west African nation to take back deportees said to be Sierra Leoneans after they’d served jail terms for criminal offenses committed in the US. The State Department is expected to send a note verbale later this week notifying the authorities in Freetown. Coming as it does just weeks to the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, this could bite deep. Under Homeland Security rules officials could be refused entry even on arrival on US territory. Foreign minister couldn’t be reached but a source at the embassy in Washington said they had refused to take in the people because they doubted they were Sierra Leoneans, something a State Dept official said was untrue. “They had Sierra Leonean passports and our records show they came from Sierra Leone” the source said. ~Umaru Fofanah~

We Also found this on a Washington Time Article

The Trump administration has triggered visa sanctions against four countries that have refused to take back citizens the U.S. is trying to deport — tapping a little-used but very effective tool for forcing compliance.
Officials at Homeland Security and the State Department confirmed the move Tuesday but declined to name the four countries.
Sources who tracked the deliberations in recent weeks, however, said the countries were Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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