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Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs

Christian Fernsby ▼ | June 2, 2020
The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in remarks released on Monday.
Mike Pompeo
Secretary   Mike Pompeo
Senate leader Mitch McConnell told that chamber on Monday he hoped the Trump administration would soon identify specific ways to “impose costs on Beijing” for curbing freedoms in Hong Kong, and said the United States should mirror the response of other democracies and open its doors to people from the territory.

Topics: U.S. Hong Kong

Speaking to the American Enterprise Institute on Friday, Pompeo gave no details about immigration quotas or visas when asked about Hong Kong, and merely said: “We are taking a look at it.” His remarks were shared by the State Department on Monday.


 

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