Liberian Lawmakers Complain Of Ill-Treatment From U.S Embassy

danmoraisMembers of the Liberian Senate say they are bewildered of the kind of ‘Ill-treatment been melted against Liberians and other citizens who seeks for visiting visas at the embassy.

Senator Dan Morias speaking to reporters in Monrovia today, April 18, 2016, said the United States Embassy  is adding inhumanely to people who stand in long queue in the rains and sun to go for their visas at the embassy for hours is inhumane to visa applicants, noting that this situation nullifying the dignity of Liberians  just because they are seeking for visas for the United States.

On the issue of Visa fees in the amount of US$160.00 which is nonrefundable is unbearable, noting that this call by the embassy to request for this amount just to obtain a visa is unreasonable.

Speaking further, the Maryland County Senator and former Ambassador at large urged the United States Government to do something about this what he called ‘Ugly situation’.

Senator Morias also is also Chairman on Foreign Relations, during the interview alarmed that some non-Liberians were in the habit of using Liberian passport without being verified by the Consulate section of the embassy, a situation he was unfair for Liberians.

He said  during his interaction with some officials at the embassy, he was ensured that improvement will be made as kt relating the issue being braised.

Effort by this news outlet to get a word from authority at the U.S. proved unsuccessful. However, our investigation on this issue continues.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.