Translated by: MOS English Team – Wenqin
According to a report by Voice of America (VOA) on May 13, Republican Congressman Jim Banks from Indiana (Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN) Launched the “Communist Visa Transparency Act of 2022” on Thursday (May 12), which requires all visa applicants to the United States to report whether they have any association with any communist or totalitarian party.
Applicants from China would additionally be asked to declare whether they have any present or past affiliation with Communist China’s military, paramilitary, law enforcement, public security, or national security forces.
Congressman Banks pointed out in a statement on May 13th that no official of the Biden administration or the federal government can accurately estimate how many members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) currently live in the United States, which is an unacceptable national security risk.
Banks believed that the CCP has used the overly lax visa system in the United States to export propaganda and malign influence. He was very surprised that many of these CCP agents came to the United States legally and did not disclose their identities as Communist Party members. He said the bill would help law enforcement agencies track the activities of the Communist Party and prevent many abuses by the Communist China.
VOA also quoted Axios’s report that U.S. government data shows that Russian and Chinese state media have used non-immigrant work visas H-1B to promote state media business in the United States, placing reporters, editors, and producers in U.S. outposts. In terms of numbers, the approval of H-1B visas by Chinese state media such as CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily, and China Daily is far ahead.
The report said that in the past year, members of the United States Congress have introduced a series of bills to restrict the activities of the CCP in the United States, including the “Stop CCP Act” that targets CCP officials and their relatives, the “Protecting Higher Education from the Chinese Communist Party Act” that prohibits the Children of senior CCP officials from coming to the United States for further studies, and the “The Higher Education Research Protection Act of 2021” that denies visas to individuals who have committed espionage and intellectual property theft, and so on.
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