"Consuls Lax in Screening for Visas, Report Says"
Now there's a headline even a DU poster figured out on 9-12-01.
I read that many foreign embassies give the job of doling out VISAs to nationals, instead of having Americans making the decisions. This means the VISAs can be given out to anybody, friend or foe, deserving or terrorist, with absolutely no oversight.
Consular Officers (US)
posted on 12/22/2002 7:34:56 PM PST
The Sept. 11 attacks should have brought about "immediate and dramatic changes" in how visas are handled, the inspector general's office said.
"This has not happened," said the report, released this week. "A fundamental readjustment of department leadership regarding visa issuance and denial has not taken place."
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