Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, has sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry saying that he is deeply concerned that the US embassies in the three countries hit hardest by Ebola are still processing visas for non-US nationals.
Royce said that about 100 people apply per day for the visas.
He added: “Of course, once these individuals are issued a visa by the embassy, they are free to travel to the United States.”
Royce recommends suspending these visas allowing travel to the US. He wrote to Kerry:
“I was surprised that the Department of State has not already exercised its authority to suspend consular services, which is standard procedure in countries experiencing a major security disruption. This would be a prudent measure to mitigate the risk of Ebola exposure and contain its spread—a bedrock principal (sic) of health crisis management.”
What do you think? Is Royce right to demand restricting travel from Ebola-stricken countries to the US?
h/t: The Daily Signal
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