…the rejection rate for U.S. visa applications filed by Israeli nationals between the ages of 21 and 27.
The concern centers on young Israelis planning to travel in the United States after the completion of their compulsory military service but before they complete their educations.
The refusal rate for Israeli visa applicants, while fluctuating somewhat from year to year, has risen from 2.5 percent in fiscal 2007 to 9.7 percent last year, according to State Department figures.
The snipping there was to excise out the bits where Democratic politicians pounded the table and shouted about this situation: before I join them I thought it best to find out what’s actually going on. It may be an illegal worker thing; this administration is incredibly baroque when it comes to immigration issues. And that’s me being nice because I don’t want to insult people with mental health issues by comparing them to the Obama administration.
PS: Assuming that there isn’t actually a good reason for this, why isn’t the GOP all over it, too?