The US may tighten visa regime for some countries

Border officials may be required to conduct more thorough interviews with nationals of other countries entering the United States

As part of the fight against illegal migration, the US administration is considering the introduction of restrictive measures against countries whose citizens exceed the period of stay in the US on a short-term visa. This was reported on Tuesday by the Associated Press (AP), citing sources.

According to it, the American authorities are considering different options for combating illegal immigrants. For example, among it is the idea, promoted by US President Donald Trump, to close the southern border of the United States. According to AP sources, less radical options are also being discussed, such as amendments to the migration legislation aimed at suppressing visa delays.

The Agency notes that border officials may, in turn, be required to conduct more thorough interviews with foreign nationals entering the United States, the purpose of which is to determine whether they have good reasons not to return home. As an option of pressure, the possibility of limiting money transfer by persons illegally located in the United States, as well as strengthening control over the use of social benefits intended for the poor, is also considered.