An immigration reform organization is not surprised that the Trump administration has revoked the visas of Chinese citizens suspected of espionage against the US.
This month the State Department revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals due to potential security risks. The move is in line with the Trump administration’s efforts to curb Chinese espionage made possible by a poorly designed immigration and student visa system.
The action affects Chinese graduate students and researchers studying in the United States who were likely to have ties to China’s military and who were likely to steal American research.
“This announcement is no surprise anyone who’s followed the Chinese and their practices of stealing American technology,” responds Dave Ray, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). “This is common practice for the Chinese, and the easiest way they do that is by sending students here who are sometimes under