On January 12, 2004, George W. Bush issued Proclamation 7750 - To Suspend Entry as Immigrants or Nonimmigrants of Persons Engaged In or Benefiting From Corruption:

The entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of the following persons is hereby suspended: (..)

Public officials or former public officials whose misappropriation of public funds or interference with the judicial, electoral, or other public processes has or had serious adverse effects on the national interests of the United States.

According to this article (Romanian, could not find an English source) A Romanian NGO asked US Department of State to deny entrance to one of the Romanian Parliament Chairman, invoking decree 7750 from 12th of January 2014. (roughly translated into English):

Civic Movement Romania has officially requested US State Department to suspend Liviu Dragnea's visa and to ban its entry into the United States, The Romania Initiative bases its demand on a US President's 2014 Decree that refers to the impact of corruption on US interests. The Romania initiative shows that the head of the PSD was finally convicted in the Referendum case and is being sued or prosecuted in four other corruption cases.

The same article argues that a similar visa ban was applied to an Prime Minister that served time:

The US Department of State withdrew Adrian Năstase's visa in 2012 after the former prime minister was convicted of a corruption case related to the 2004 election campaign.

I am wondering if there are any other Romanian officials that faced visa due to this decree. However, I could not find such a list.

Question: Is there a list of persons affected by Proclamation 7750?


Not a real answer, but it seems that US State Department tries to keep the list of persons secret and any persons affected by it are mostly a guess:

1. The FCPA Blog

The American press hasn't talked about Proclamation 7750, and that's too bad. It's probably because the names of the banned kleptocrats have to be kept secret, draining the entertainment value and pizzazz out of the story. But because quite a few corrupt foreign leaders believe they've been banned from the United States because of Proclamation 7750, and have complained back home about their treatment at the hands of U.S. authorities, the law is better known in developing countries, especially among those who might be targeted.

2. Example from Hungary

Six Hungarian officials have been forbidden to travel to the United States following accusations of corruption.

The government officials, whose names were not disclosed, were blocked by the US State Department under Presidential Proclamation 7750 due to “credible information” that they are involved in corruption, according to the US Embassy in Budapest. This proclamation, which went into effect in 2004, allows the State Department to declare suspected kleptocrats and their family members ineligible for entry to the US.

3. Miami Herald

Under the rules implementing Bush’s order, consular officers do not need a conviction or even formal charges to justify denying a visa. They can stamp “denied” based on information from unofficial or informal sources, including newspaper articles, according to diplomats and State Department officials interviewed for this report.

The State Department declined to provide the number of times Proclamation 7750 has been invoked, but insisted it has been used “robustly.”

So, having such a list from an official source is very implausible and one can only guess if a specific official is on the list based on visa denial + existing references (local media) of corruption accusations/convictions.

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