Key Lawmakers Press Trump Admin to Revoke Iranian Student Visas

State Department

Key members of Congress are engaged in a new push to punish Iran for American hostage-taking by revoking visas for relatives of regime officials either attending college in the United States or working and living in the country.

“[There] are a lot of regime officials who have students here who are enjoying the benefits of our education system who are here on visas, and we need to take a hard look at upping the costs,” Rep. Michael Waltz (R., Fla.) said. “My concern, from a policy perspective, is right now there is very little downside to taking the hostages, and they barely keep them alive.”

Top Lawmakers Urge Pompeo to Ensure Safety of Diplomats in Venezuela

Venezuelan Opposition Leader Declares Self Interim President

The top Democrat and Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to ensure that the safety of U.S. diplomats in Venezuela remains a top priority after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s legitimate president.