‘My goals in life vanished’: Afghan students rocked by US visa denials

Students from Africa, Asia and the Middle East face higher visa denial rates than students from western European countries. Students trying to attend university in the US tell of their frustration after being rejected over the ‘immigrant intent’ test Yalda Azamee blinked back tears as she stared down at the American consular officer.

“He did not even give me a chance to explain myself; he rejected me right away. He didn’t even look at my documents,” she said, rushing out of the US embassy building on to the streets of Islamabad to cry.

It was the second time her application for […]

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