President’s Executive Order Would Deter Wrongful Detentions Abroad

His administration is seeking to disrupt hostage-taking. 

President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed an executive order to strengthen the administration’s efforts to “bring hostages and wrongfully detained United States Nationals Home.” The White House said this includes sanctioning individuals who are involved in hostage-taking. 

White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre stated, “This [executive order] expands the tools available to deter and disrupt hostage-taking and wrongful detentions.” 

The action of the administration also includes a new State Department travel advisory to inform American travelers “of the risk of wrongful detention by a foreign government.” 

Families of hostages, such as Brittney Griner, the WNBA star held in Russia on drug charges, have been critical of the administration for not doing more to bring their loved ones home. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as they address detained Americans overseas.
  • For State Department officials as they work internationally to get U.S. citizens released from hostile countries.

Sources: Axios, Wall Street Journal


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