Africans denied visas to attend trade meeting in US

Africans denied visas to attend trade meeting in US

In the latest episode of the Donald Trump administration’s tough immigration policies, the US government has denied visas to over 100 African delegate...

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In the latest episode of the Donald Trump administration’s tough immigration policies, the US government has denied visas to over 100 African delegates attending a trade summit. Voice of America reported that the delegates, many of them government officials and business leaders, were denied a chance to enter America to meet their counterparts in what an organiser termed discrimination against African nations. “I have to say that most of us feel it’s a discrimination issue with the African nations…We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent,” said Mary Flowers, who chairs the African Global Economic and Development Summit.
This year’s summit started on March 16, 2017 and ended two days later. The summit, organised by The University of Southern California, was meant to promote bilateral foreign direct investment, international trade, cultural exchange and tourism with the 54 individual countries in Africa. It was the first time that the event went on without Africans, organisers said. The Trump administration is progressively tightening its immigration policies and slamming doors on foreigners. The American government has introduced visa bans for citizens from six Muslim countries. Kenya Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman Kiprono Kittony expressed disgust, saying: “If the reports are true, then this is something that we would like to condemn in the strongest terms possible.”

Story Source :  https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001233293/africans-denied-visas-to-attend-trade-meeting-in-us

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