The United States Government has announced a new visa ban which it described as “first-of-its-kind” for specific targets.
According to Naija News,”The new visa ban will target wildlife and timber traffickers”.
This was made known by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo in a statement on Tuesday.
The US State Department clearly noted that wildlife and timber trafficking are serious transnational organized crime activities that threaten security nationwide, undermine economic prosperity, fuel corruption, and spread disease.
The new visa restriction, which is on section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, is now in effect.
“The Department of State will also impose restrictions on the immediate family of traffickers who are believed to be complicit or involved in wildlife and timber trafficking”, the statement read.