(Minghui.org) A Minghui article earlier this year reported that the U.S. Department of State would tighten visa approval and border entry to human rights violators. The article listed several applicable U.S. laws and a presidential proclamation that allow those who persecute religious belief to be denied visa or entry.

There is actually another law as described in 8 USC 1182f that directly applies to perpetrators in China involved in coerced organ transplantation:

Title 8-ALIENS AND NATIONALITYCHAPTER 12-IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITYSUBCHAPTER II-IMMIGRATIONPart II-Admission Qualifications for Aliens; Travel Control of Citizens and Aliens

§1182f. Denial of entry into United States of Chinese and other nationals engaged in coerced organ or bodily tissue transplantation(a) Denial of entryNotwithstanding any other provision of law and except as provided in subsection (b), the Secretary shall direct consular officers not to issue a visa to any person whom the Secretary finds, based on credible and specific information, to have been directly involved with the coercive transplantation of human organs or bodily tissue, unless the Secretary has substantial grounds for believing that the foreign national has discontinued his or her involvement with, and support for, such practices.(b) ExceptionThe prohibitions in subsection (a) do not apply to an applicant who is a head of state, head of government, or cabinet-level minister.

In addition, a question was added in June 2011 to DS-160, “Nonimmigrant Visa Application,” “Have you ever been directly involved in the coercive transplantation of human organs or bodily tissue?”

The total number of organs transplanted in China far exceeds the donor sources published by the Chinese Communist Party. A large amount of evidence has surfaced in recent years confirming that this discrepancy is largely due to organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners in China.

We hereby suggest that Falun Gong practitioners in China collect information on hospital officials, doctors, and nurses involved in forced organ harvesting. We will review the information and submit a list to the U.S. State Department for tighter visa vetting, and denial of entry, if applicable.

Practitioners can also inform these medical professionals of the aforementioned “1182f. Denial of entry into United States of Chinese and other nationals engaged in coerced organ or bodily tissue transplantation.” Once they know that their information is being collected, they may have less incentive to participate in forced organ harvesting.

We can also encourage medical professionals in China to collect evidence from their own hospitals regarding use of organs from unknown sources. They may submit such information to practitioners in China or to Minghui.org. We may in turn exclude their names from the list to be submitted to the U.S. State Department.

Moreover, according to an official in the U.S. State Department, visa approval is a privilege, not a right. Although the U.S. courts follow a presumption of innocence, that is, one is considered innocent unless proven guilty, visa approval does not work this way. With reasonable doubt, a visa officer can deny a visa in the absence of sufficient evidence. Medical professionals in China may be denied a visa to the U.S. if there is reasonable doubt that they have been involved in forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners.

The information needed includes name, gender, age (birth date, month, and year if possible, to aid in accurate identification), workplace, job title (hospital manager, doctor, nurse, etc.), and other related information.