March 25, 2019: Public Designation, Due to Involvement in Significant Corruption, of Former Guatemalan Official Blanca Aida Stalling Davila

The Department of State Office of the Spokesperson published the following press statement designating Blanca Aida Stalling Davila, former Supreme Court Magistrate, of involvement in significant corruption which prohibits her and her family from entering the United States.

The Secretary of State is publicly designating former Guatemalan Supreme Court Magistrate Blanca Aida Stalling Davila due to her involvement in significant corruption. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 2018 (Section 7031(c)), as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, as amended. Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that officials of foreign governments have been involved in significant corruption or a gross violation of human rights, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.

The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members. In addition to the designation of Blanca Stalling, the Secretary is also publicly designating her adult sons Julio Alejandro Molina Stalling and Otto Fernando Molina Stalling.

The United States is committed to combating corruption, increasing respect for fundamental freedoms, and promoting good governance globally.

Source: United States Department of State

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