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Section 7031(c)(1)(A) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Appropriations Act of 2018

(c) Anti-Kleptocracy And Human Rights.—

(1) (A) INELIGIBILITY.—Officials of foreign governments and their immediate family members about whom the Secretary of State has credible information have been involved in significant corruption, including corruption related to the extraction of natural resources, or a gross violation of human rights shall be ineligible for entry into the United States.

(B) The Secretary shall also publicly or privately designate or identify officials of foreign governments and their immediate family members about whom the Secretary has such credible information without regard to whether the individual has applied for a visa.

(2) EXCEPTION.—Individuals shall not be ineligible if entry into the United States would further important United States law enforcement objectives or is necessary to permit the United States to fulfill its obligations under the United Nations Headquarters Agreement: Provided, That nothing in paragraph (1) shall be construed to derogate from United States Government obligations under applicable international agreements.

(3) WAIVER.—The Secretary may waive the application of paragraph (1) with respect to an individual if the Secretary determines that the waiver would serve a compelling national interest or that the circumstances which caused the individual to be ineligible have changed sufficiently.

(4) REPORT.—Not later than 6 months after enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit a report, including a classified annex if necessary, to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on the Judiciary describing the information related to corruption or violation of human rights concerning each of the individuals found ineligible in the previous 12 months pursuant to paragraph (1)(A) as well as the individuals who the Secretary designated or identified pursuant to paragraph (1)(B), or who would be ineligible but for the application of paragraph (2), a list of any waivers provided under paragraph (3), and the justification for each waiver.

(5) POSTING OF REPORT.—Any unclassified portion of the report required under paragraph (4) shall be posted on the Department of State Web site.

(6) CLARIFICATION.—For purposes of paragraphs (1)(B), (4), and (5), the records of the Department of State and of diplomatic and consular offices of the United States pertaining to the issuance or refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States shall not be considered confidential.

Public Listing, August 2017 - 2018

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1)(A) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order)

  1. Adriatik Llalla (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  2. Ardjana Llalla (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Ardjana Llalla is the spouse of Adriatik Llalla.
  3. Eni Llalla (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Eni Llalla is the daughter of Adriatik Llalla.
  4. Tom Doshi (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  5. Xhovana Doshi (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Xhovana Doshi is the spouse of Tom Doshi.
  6. Briana Doshi (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Briana Doshi is the daughter of Tom Doshi.
  7. James Doshi (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. James Doshi is the son of Tom Doshi.
  8. Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Change From Private to Public Designation.
  9. Sarah Haydee Rojas Pena (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Change From Private to Public Designation. Sarah Haydee Rojas Pena is the spouse of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.
  10. Felix Ramon Bautista Abreu (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Change From Private to Public Designation. Felix Ramon Bautista Abreu is the son of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.
  11. Felix Jose Bautista Abreu (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Change From Private to Public Designation. Felix Jose Bautista Abreu is the son of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.
  12. Felix Augusto Bautista Abreu (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Change From Private to Public Designation. Felix Augusto Bautista Abreu is the son of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.
  13. Felix Miguel Bautista Soler (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Felix Miguel Bautista Soler is the son of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.
  1. Felix Fidel Bautista Grullon (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Felix Fidel Bautista Grullon is the son of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.
  2. Yanilssa Bautista Bencosme (Dominican Republic) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Yanilssa Bautista Bencosme is the daughter of Felix Ramon Bautista Rosario.

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