US Embassies in Ebola-Stricken Countries Are Still Processing Visas for Non-US Citizens

A woman looks at an Ebola sensitization mural in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Newscom)
A woman looks at an Ebola sensitization mural in Monrovia, Liberia. (Photo: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA/Newscom)

Despite the outbreak of Ebola, it is still possible to get a visa from the three West African countries at the heart of the outbreak, and a key congressman is demanding to know why.

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, sent a sternly worded letter to Secretary of State John Kerry about the Obama administration’s handling of the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Royce said he was “deeply concerned” U.S. embassies in those countries were continuing to process visas for non-U.S. nationals despite the outbreak of the deadly disease.

An estimated 100 people per day are applying for U.S. visas at the three embassies, according to Royce. “Of course,” he added, “once these individuals are issued a visa by the embassy, they are free to travel to the United States.”

Written by: ROB BLUEY,  editor in chief – continue reading at THE DAILY SIGNAL

One thought on “US Embassies in Ebola-Stricken Countries Are Still Processing Visas for Non-US Citizens

  1. Royce is concerned that embassies are doing their job? There’s no travel ban or quarantine order in place. They don’t have legal authority to refuse to process visas. If Royce is so concerned, he can urge Congress to get off its a** and make some laws.

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