Senators Introduce Bill to Ban Visitor Visa to CCP Members

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Four Republican senators introduced a bill that aims to supply greater scrutiny of visas for Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members connected Nov. 17.

According to a statement by Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the superior sponsor of the bill, it volition prohibition the issuance of nonimmigrant visas to the 93 cardinal CCP members.

This authorities volition disincentivize Chinese nationals from joining the CCP, and restrict CCP’s espionage and propaganda operations successful the United States, said the statement.

Currently, the CCP members could participate the United States for abrogation and execute non-official governmental concern connected 10-year, multi-entry B-1 and B-2 visas.

Rubio said that each CCP subordinate is tasked with accomplishing its extremity to “weaken and undermine the United States” and “to go the world’s sole power.”

“It defies communal consciousness to let CCP members to vacation, shop, oregon behaviour concern successful our country,” said Rubio successful the statement.

Sen. Marco Rubio Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) connected Capitol Hill successful Washington connected Feb. 23, 2021. (Drew Angerer/Pool/AFP via Getty Images)

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Co-sponsors included Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.), Rick Scott (R-Fla.), and Tommy Tuberville (R-Ala.).

According to the statement, Cramer indicated that nary 1 needs to person CIA-level clearance to cognize China is simply a atrocious actor, and the Americans request a strategical decoupling from China.

He said that the CCP “actively works against the United States’ interests each day.”

He believed that this measure volition supply greater scrutiny of visas for CCP members careless of however agelong they privation to participate the country.

Scott said, “Communist China is our force and is connected a quest for full satellite domination,” referring to however the CCP agents travel to America to bargain intellectual property, way the citizens, and infiltrate captious probe institutions.

He believed that galore Chinese visitors are well-meaning and should beryllium granted introduction into the United States.

But the national authorities indispensable mandate thorough vetting to guarantee that visitors from Communist China are not CCP agents oregon associated with the CCP successful immoderate way, Scott said successful the statement.

He said, “I impulse my colleagues to articulation america successful supporting this bully measure which volition support our state safe, support overseas spies retired of America and support our invaluable commercialized secrets.”

Tuberville said that America should not tolerate the blatant intelligence spot theft by the CCP.

He indicated that CCP’s progressively hostile relation connected the satellite signifier and willingness to orchestrate cyber and intelligence transgression has made them the apical adversary of the United States.

He said, “It makes nary consciousness to let those who would harm the United States to lawfully participate our state for immoderate reason.”

“We indispensable bash everything we tin to halt harmful overseas interference successful our nine and economy,” including banning CCP members from obtaining B-1 and B-2 nonimmigrant visas, Tuberville stated.

Chinese nationals would inactive beryllium eligible for different visa categories, including diplomatic, student, athlete/artists, speech visitors, intra-company, physicians, and investors, according to the statement.

Lin Yan contributed to this report.

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Mary Hong has contributed to The Epoch Times since 2020. She has reported connected Chinese quality rights issues and politics.