Re:RE: visa statistics?

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Subject: Re:RE: visa statistics?
dinank@hrw.org
Date: Tue Jun 22 1999 - 09:53:59 EDT


FYI, the Thai government supports Japan's efforts to restrict visas for Thais.
In 1995 (after Japan had already heightened scrutiny of Thai visa applicants)
the Thai Labour and Social Welfare Minister, Somphong Amornvivat, was quoted as
telling the Japanese Ambassador in Thailand, Takashi Onda, that Japan should
further tighten the screening of visa applications.

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Subject: RE: visa statistics?
Author: <stop-traffic@solar.cini.utk.edu>
Date: 6/21/99 7:41 PM

THe Government of Japan and the Government of the United States have taken
steps within their visa operations to increase scrutiny of visa applications
from women in the high-risk age group. The Government of Japan started this
o/a 1990 in Thailand.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hanya Krill [SMTP:hanya@brama.com]
> Sent: Friday, June 18, 1999 12:00 AM
> To: Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: visa statistics?
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> Greetings --
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> We have heard that governments are beginning to withhold visas from women
> in certain countries as a preventive measure against trafficking.
>
> Can anyone on this list confirm that this is true? Are there arguments
> against this being the case? Can anyone recommend resources for data that
> would either support or refute such claims?
>
> Thanks for any help you can offer!
>
> Hanya Krill
> hanya@brama.com
> http://www.brama.com/issues/
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