US all set to deport at least 60 Pakistanis tomorrow

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WASHINGTON: The United States government has taken decision to deport at least 60 Pakistanis by tomorrow subsequent to the imposition visa sanctions on Pakistan by the Trump administration.

It must be mentioned here that the deportees were detained and prosecuted for several reasons including immigration violations, criminal conduct and other serious charges.

Moreover, a special chartered plane has been arranged by US to send these detainees back to Islamabad tomorrow.

US has issued a warning last month that it may withhold immigrant and non-immigrant visas of Pakistani citizens in accordance with its updated list of rules.

Pakistan now stands as the latest country in the list of ten countries that are facing such sanctions by US.

According to US law, countries refusing to take back deportees and visa over-stayers could be denied America visas.

The other countries include Guyana in 2001, the Gambia in 2016, Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in 2017, Burma and Laos in 2018 have been slapped with such visa sanctions under the Trump administration. While, Ghana and Pakistan have been included in the list this year.

Under Section 243 (d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Secretary of State is required to discontinue granting immigrant or non-immigrant visas to a nation after notification from the Homeland Security that the country has denied or is unreasonably delaying accepting a citizen, subject, national or resident of that country.