Recalcitrant Countries: Denying Visas to Countries that Refuse to Take Back Their Deported Nationals, Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 14, 2016 [open pdf - 883KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the July 14, 2016 hearing on "Recalcitrant Countries: Denying Visas to Countries that Refuse to Take Back Their Deported Nationals" held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the statement of Michele Thoren Bond: "The majority of the world's nations understand their legal and moral obligations to accept the return of their citizens who are not eligible to remain in the United States or any other country, including those who have been convicted of crimes and served sentences. Mexico, Guatemala, South Africa, and Nigeria, for example, cooperate well with the United States on repatriations. Unfortunately, at any given time a number of countries, totaling 23 on ICE's current list, fail to issue travel documents for and accept the return of their citizens in a consistent and timely manner." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michele Thoren Bond and Daniel Ragsdale.
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: https://oversight.house.gov/