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COVID-19 quick take: Homeland Security cuts stay time for PRC journalists

Raju Chaduvula  

Raju Chaduvula  

(May 11, 2020) - The Department of Homeland Security on May 11 announced a final rule (2020 WL 2307204) revising the amount of time that foreign journalists with passports issued by the People’s Republic of China can stay in the U.S. to 90 days.

The amendment addresses the actions of China toward journalists, including U.S. citizens, who have been expelled from China due to criticism of its actions during the COVID-19 pandemic and coverage on other issues important to an international audience.
 
The change does not affect journalists from Hong Kong and Macau, and it allows Chinese journalists to apply for extensions.

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