US To Allow Visitors From Hong Kong To Stay For 18 Months

US To Allow Visitors From Hong Kong To Stay For 18 Months

Andrew H. Sweet

Mr. Biden said that because China was violating Hong Kong's freedoms, the U.S. would allow visitors to stay for 18 months.

Samuel Chu of Washington-based Hong Kong Democracy Council, which campaigned for the move, says the group estimates that it could affect some 100,000 people.

The U.S. government says some 155,000 visitors arrived from Hong Kong in 2019, and 23,000 came in 2020.

Those who have serious criminal convictions will reportedly not be eligible to stay.

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