40 Percent Decrease In United States Visas For Pakistani People: Report
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The variety of non-immigrant visas increased for India by 28 percent in March and April this year as compared with in 2015, stated the report.
World|Indo-Asian News Service|Updated: May 29, 2017
WASHINGTON: Pakistan is experiencing a substantial reduction in variety of non-immigrant United States visas released to its nationals under the brand-new administration regardless of not being on the list of United States President Donald Trump’s “Muslim restriction” nations.
An analysis of newly-released main figures reveals non-immigrant visas approved to Pakistanis were down by 40 percent in March and April this year compared with the regular monthly average in 2016, the News International reported on Monday.
On the other hand, the variety of non-immigrant visas increased for India by 28 percent in March and April this year as compared with in 2015, stated the report.
The United States State Department information revealed Indian nationals got 87,049 visas in April and 97,925 visas in March. In 2015, individuals from India got 72,082 non-immigrant visas each month usually with a yearly overall of 864,987 visas.
Pakistan residents were released 3,925 non-immigrant visas in April and 3,973 visas in March this year under the Trump administration, the day-to-day reported on Monday.
The Barack Obama administration had, in 2015, released an overall of 78,637 non-immigrant visas to Pakistanis with a month-to-month average of 6,553 – 40 percent greater than the present average.
A representative of United States State Department stated: “Visa need is cyclical, not consistent throughout the year, and impacted by numerous aspects at the worldwide and regional level … Visa issuance numbers have the tendency to increase throughout peak travel seasons though there might be various patterns at the nation, citizenship, or visa-category level.”
6 nations – Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen – targeted by Mr Trump’s March 6 travel restriction experienced 55 percent decrease in non-immigrant visas compared to in 2015’s month-to-month average.
Professionals stated drop in visas might suggest that more visa candidates are now based on extreme examination.
A week after presuming workplace, Mr Trump had actually released an executive order disallowing visitors from Iraq, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.
United States federal court obstructed the order after huge demonstrations, describing the order prejudiced versus Muslims.
A modified softer executive order released in March likewise satisfied a comparable fate.