The United States is taking steps today to impose visa restrictions on an additional five individuals under Section 212(a)(3)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. This action affects current or former Haitian government officials and other individuals believed to be involved in the operation of street gangs and other criminal organizations in Haiti through financial and other forms of material support, including the facilitation of illicit arms or narcotics trafficking.

The Department continues to identify individuals and their immediate family members who may be subject to visa restrictions under this policy. There are consequences for those enabling and financing gangs and other criminal organizations, and we will continue to use all available tools, including visa restrictions and sanctions authorities, to promote accountability for those who engage in such actions.  These measures, and those implemented by our partners, are intended to move Haiti towards a more prosperous and stable future.