UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – US President Donald Trump ordered the expulsion of Chad from among countries whose entry to the states is prohibited for security reasons.
“The entry of Chad citizens into the United States as immigrants and non-immigrants on business and tourist visas will not have detrimental consequences for the interests of the United States,” explains Trump, released by the press service of the White House.
Chad was included among such countries in 2017 on the grounds that the country’s authorities do not take sufficient measures to cooperate with the US authorities in the field of security and the fight against terrorism. In particular, the American side insisted on appropriate information exchange, as well as on strengthening the security of documents issued to citizens of this African country. Now Chad “has proved its commitment to continue cooperation with the United States,” the document says.
In addition to Chad, the list includes countries such as Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Iraq. Subsequently, Iraq and Sudan were removed from the list, but DPRK was added, as well as officials of Venezuela.