Expand Visa Sanctions to Combat Corruption (US0044)
Action Plan: United States Second Action Plan 2013-2015
Action Plan Cycle: 2013
Lead Institution: Department of State, Department of Justice, U.S. Treasury
Support Institution(s): NA
Policy AreasAnti-Corruption, Anti-Corruption Institutions, Citizenship & Immigration, Public Service Delivery
In early 2014, the U.S. Government will launch an interagency process to explore ways to strengthen U.S. efforts to deny safe haven to corrupt individuals. These efforts include the possibility of strengthening the Presidential Proclamation that denies safe haven in the United States to those who have committed, participated in, or were beneficiaries of corrupt practices in performing public functions. Although this 2004 Proclamation has proven useful in denying safe haven to kleptocrats and their associates and families, experience with its enforcement has revealed several potential areas for enhancement that the Administration will continue to explore.