Trump Admin Begins to Get Tough on Communists Immigrating to US

And, apparently there is no need to change a single law.

Here is the story from the Epoch Times (hat tip: Judy):

Trump Administration Signals Tougher Action to Bar Communist Party Members From Immigrating to US

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Friday published a policy alert about banning members of the communist party or any other totalitarian party from getting an immigrant visa.

“In general, unless otherwise exempt, any intending immigrant who is a member or affiliate of the Communist Party or any other totalitarian party (or subdivision or affiliate), domestic or foreign, is inadmissible to the United States,” USCIS said in a policy alert (pdf).

This is data from 2013, but the article is very useful because it includes this line: “In 2000, 22,000 visas were issued to Chinese nationals in the US; in 2012, that number jumped to 189,000.” Bush was already permitting a huge flow from China when Obama really threw open the flood gates.

People with membership or affiliation with the communist party or other totalitarian parties are inconsistent and incompatible with the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, which includes pledging to “support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States,” the agency said in a statement.

The policy alert didn’t announce any new immigration policy but suggests the Trump administration may take tougher action to enforce related policies.

USCIS explained in its Policy Manual that the policy is based on a series of laws passed by Congress between World War I and the 1950s. Those laws state that any alien who is or has been a member or affiliate of a Communist or any other totalitarian party are “inadmissible” for immigration into the United States.


As the biggest communist party in the world, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members are expected to be affected most by the new policy.

More here.

Of course there are exceptions and people trying to get into the US will lie, but even taking this position signals where this administration is on the spread of communism.

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7 thoughts on “Trump Admin Begins to Get Tough on Communists Immigrating to US

  1. So he actually wants to bar any communists, from any party, anywhere in the world, from entering our country??? What a wonderful man. I don’t know if it could work, or even be allowed by the D.S., but what an idea. When I think about some of the things he’s done–even the many things that get thwarted because he’s pushing boundaries–it almost makes me want to cry. Thank God at least we’ve had these last four years.

  2. “any intending immigrant who is a member or affiliate of…any…totalitarian party… is inadmissible to the United States”. I’d say Islam meets this criteria, does it not?

  3. I shutter to think how many of the smuggled Chinese into the US were sleeper agents of the CCP. They came in droves during the mid to late 90s. The Snakeheads retained lawyers to file bogus asylum applications, mostly claiming they would be persecuted for being gay.

    Unfortunately the majority of applicants were granted legal status, mainly because it was impossible to investigate their false claims and it was easier for the adjudicator to grant.

  4. There are 360,000+ Chinese students in the U.S. There is no doubt that permission to do so was granted by the CCP. It’s another reason to make sure Trump wins re-election.

    Bob’s comment about Islam above is spot on.

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