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Rep. Rogers on President Trump’s Proclamation Restricting Visas for Certain Students and Researchers from China

May 29, 2020

WASHINGTON – Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.), House Homeland Security Committee ranking member, released the following statement on President Donald J. Trump’s proclamation restricting visas for certain students and researchers from China.

“China is committed to a long-term campaign for global technological leadership, even if it means stealing their way to the top. China has taken concerted steps to extract the latest technologies from leading American institutions and transfer information back to China’s defense industrial base and state-run industries. This is a wholesale attack on American competitiveness. I commend the President for issuing this proclamation. It is a good step forward to safeguard our national security and American economic competitiveness,” Rogers said. “In the coming weeks, I plan to put forward proposals to improve national security reviews of individuals who seek to harm our world-class institutions.”