Immigration and Customs Enforcement has identified 12 countries that are uncooperative with deportations and 47 countries which are at risk of non-compliance, according to a government document obtained Tuesday by The Daily Caller.
This represents some progress as there used to be 23 countries that were uncooperative and 55 countries that were at at risk of non-compliance. The 12 nations that either systematically refuse or delay the acceptance of deportees are: Burma, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Guinea, Hong Kong, Iran, Laos, Morocco, South Sudan and Vietnam.
Current law allows the U.S. to refuse to issue visas to these nations, according to a recent report from The Washington Times. The White House has also been in talks with Congress to pass legislation that would impose sanctions upon these recalcitrant nations. (RELATED: White House Collaborates With Congress On Tough Immigration Bill)