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U.S. Senators call for action on visa processing delays

Specifically highlighting the massive delays in U.S. missions in India, where the visitor visa wait time is two years and eight months, the senators urged the administration to take immediate measures to restore normalcy in wait times.

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A bipartisan group of six U.S. Senators has urged the Biden administration to address the ongoing delays in visa processing, which according to them is negatively affecting tourism in addition to businesses and universities that rely on temporary visas for their employees and students.

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), co-chair of the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Jacky Rosen (D-NV), chair of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion, John Cornyn (R-TX), Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Jerry Moran (R-KS), co-chair of the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, highlighted their concerns in a letter to the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Rena Bitter.

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