NEW YORK — — A visa for a U.S. citizen from China who is married to an American has expired, the U.N. refugee agency said.
China is one of the world’s top destinations for refugees.
The U.F.O. issued a visa for the man, who has not been named, in April and was due to leave in July.
The man’s wife, who is not an American, was to apply for a visa in July and apply for it in November.
“The U. N. Refugee Agency has informed the Chinese Embassy that the individual was granted a visa renewal,” the U and U.K. refugee agencies said in a joint statement.
The visa was due in September.
China has been one of President Donald Trump’s biggest critics during his first month in office, citing his hard line on immigration.
Trump, in an early morning tweet on Monday, called China “the single biggest market for counterfeiters” and said that “we will cut off all trade with China.”
Trump has criticized the Obama administration’s handling of visa applications, which have surged in recent months.
The number of visas issued by the State Department to Chinese nationals jumped by nearly 2 million last year to 694,000, according to data from the U.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.