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Saturday, December 12, 2015

What the U.S. Congress Doesn't Seem to Understand About U.S. Visa Law

http://www.amazon.com/Line-Fire-American-Diplomats-Trenches/dp/1505672724/
American diplomats
serve in dangerous places
around the world--they don't
need to be attacked at home

In the wake of the tragic shootings in San Bernardino, CA, the U.S. Congress has called for renewed scrutiny of U.S. visa procedures. While this might seem sensible on the surface, there is another dimension to this issue that I address in an article on LinkedIn.com, from the perspective of having been a U.S. consular officer for many years of my 30+ year Foreign Service career.

Go to https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-us-congress-doesnt-seem-understand-visa-law-charles-ray, read it, and tell me what you think in the comments below. Feel free to share this with your friends and contacts. The more people know about how things really work, the less likely they're to be confused by the political rhetoric that is just that--empty rhetoric.