DHS: U.S. may punish four countries for refusing deportees

U.S. deportation flight increases by day

WASHINGTON, DC ––– The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says the United States government could enact extra consequences on four undisclosed countries that do not collaborate with its requirements to return their citizens, according to a department’s spokesman on Wednesday evening.

The U.S. State Department and the Department of Homeland Security have authority to sanction countries that do not cooperate with removals, but has only used that retribution power twice in the past 15 years.

According to sources, 12 countries are currently considered recalcitrant. Those countries include Guinea, Eritrea China, Cuba, Vietnam, Laos, Iran, Cambodia, Myanmar, Morocco, Hong Kong, and South Sudan.

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Source: Globe Afrique Media

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.