TEMPORARY VISA VERSUS REFUGEE STATUS REFORM By Joe Bissett (Article)
TEMPORARY VISA VERSUS REFUGEE STATUS REFORM
The beginning of the twentieth century ushered in the increased need for global travelers to obtain a visa before entering another country for a temporary period. The visa is a means of pre-screening to ensure that people who may be inadmissible for health, security or criminal reasons are prevented from arriving at a port of entry. On the other hand, it is also a means of facilitating the entry of people who are genuine visitors without intentions of remaining permanently. Although possession of a visa is not a guarantee of entry it speeds up examination procedures upon arrival.