And, since it has been blocked by judges…WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
Each year, delegations from Africa meet with officials and business leaders in the US for the African Global Economic and Development (AGED) Summit.
This year’s event took place at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.
But unfortunately, one crucial aspect was missing from the summit – any Africans.
None of the invited delegates were able to attend, due to being denied a visa at the very last minute.
Mary Flowers, chair of the summit, told VOA that during the previous three summits around 40 per cent of attendees were denied visas.
She estimated that around 100 guests, from Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and South Africa, were unable to attend.
According to Flowers, many who had applied for their visas weeks or months in advance were only called for embassy interviews days before they were supposed to travel.
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
You feel it’s a discrimination BECAUSE IT’S DISCRIMINATION.
You have White Supremacists IN the White House…
You better believe it’s discrimination.
Those of us against that Travel Ban told you right after the first one….’Only 3 African Countries’ on it..
The entire continent will be on it before the end of 2017.