United News International (UNI)- President Donald Trump’s administration is firing back at Laos and Myanmar for refusing to accept nationals being deported from the United States.
In a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. government is enforcing restrictions on certain visas for the two countries.
The decision came after extensive communication amongst top officials from both countries.
Laos and Myanmar are two of many that have refused to accept deported nationals and have received visa restrictions in response.
According to Time, in Myanmar, the restrictions affect some Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population and Ministry of Home Affairs employees and their family members.
In Laos, the limitations apply to the Ministry of Public Security and other government officials.
As a result of Trump’s push to deport immigrants with criminal records, Southeast Asians are being removed in record numbers.