Whitman explains why US denies many applicants visas

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 16 May, 2024 10:03 | < 1 min read
US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman
US Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman. PHOTO/@USAmbKenya/X

United States Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman has set the record straight on why the US embassy denies many applicants visas to the United States of America (USA).

Speaking during an interview with a local station on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, Whitman justified that the embassy has been right to deny visas despite others being wrong.

The ambassador, responding to a question during the interview, also explained that they deny visas in such cases to remain vigilant and cautious of individuals likely to harm the US.

"We do deny people visas and are we always right? No. But are we mostly right? Yes. Think about it everyone wants to come to America and some bad people want to come to America. Terrorists, money launders, people who have overstayed their visas before, people who have let their Green Card expire and then come back," she asserted.

"We have to be quite careful because there are people who wish America harm. It is a minority of people but what I always say is you have to be thoughtful," she added.

Further, Whitman asserted that while they try to be cautious of who enters America, the embassy ensures fair issuance of visas to everyone.

"You all remember the 911 hijackers. How would you like to be the Visa officer who let in the 911 hijackers? You would live with that for the rest of your life. We really try to be fair but we are also trying to make sure that the right people who are not ill-intent get to America," she said.

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