The Trump administration is considering a comprehensive travel ban for members of the Chinese Communist Party and their family members to the United States, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
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The reported draft ban could also authorize the United States to revoke visas from party members and their families who are already in the country, the Times reported.
The regulation would cite the same law in the Immigration and Citizenship Act that the Trump administration used in 2017 as part of a travel ban for several predominantly Muslim countries, the Times said. The law gives the President the power to temporarily block travel to the United States from foreigners who are considered “harmful to the country’s interests”.
A White House official was not immediately available for comment when he was contacted by The Hill.
The reported draft proposal would pose practical problems because the Chinese Communist Party has 92 million members and the US government has no knowledge of party status for a large majority of the millions of Chinese citizens visiting the United States, the Times said.
Trump has sometimes criticized China, including the Chinese government’s trade and dealings with the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.
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Bolton also claims he heard Trump acknowledge the massive crowds at demonstrations in Hong Kong in the summer of 2019, but declined that he didn’t want to interfere, and said the president also downplayed the need for the 30th anniversary of A statement from the White House to make the Tiananmen Square massacre.