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In re Failure of Foreign Governments to Cooperate With U.S. Deportation of Their Nationals
(Regulatory Proceeding)
The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) filed comments on March 25, 2005, with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asking that the State Department take significant steps-- including, where necessary, the imposition of economic sanctions-- with regard to foreign governments that refuse to cooperate with U.S. deportations of their nationals. WLF urged the State Department to make explicit demands upon the governments involved. Where that does not bring cooperation, WLF urged the Department to impose sanctions, including sanctions under the power granted by the Immigration and Nationality Act to discontinue granting visas to countries that refuse to cooperate in the issuance of travel documents for purposes of repatriation of excluded aliens, and under the Immigration Act of 1990, which authorizes the Secretary of State to exclude aliens for policy purposes.
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