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He had a round-trip ticket, which was purchased on Sept. 2 from an IATA accredited travel agency in Lagos, Nigeria.
International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
originally posted by: 200Plus
a reply to: Aliensun
A round trip ticket is what a person with a visa is REQUIRED to purchase, s it not?
A round-trip ticked it required for Visa Free Travel. Stands to reason it would apply to a non-immigrant visa:
Nonimmigrant visas are issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis for tourism, business, medical treatment and certain types of temporary work. The type of nonimmigrant visa needed is defined by immigration law, and related to the purpose of the travel. Generally, an individual applies directly to the U.S. consulate or embassy abroad for a tourist (B-2) or business nonimmigrant (B-1) visa. However, foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States to study or work may require certain authorization and documentation prior to applying for a nonimmigrant visa. For an alphabetical listing all of the nonimmigrant visa classifications and specific requirements refer to the USCIS Website. or the U.S. Department of State Website.Issuance of a visa does not guarantee entry to the United States. A visa simply indicates that a U.S. consular officer at an American embassy or consulate has reviewed the application and that officer has determined that the individual is eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose. The CBP Officer at the port-of-entry will conduct an inspection to determine if the individual is eligible for admission under U.S. immigration law.
Let's not make this what it isn't.
But we don't know what "it" is, either.
He is not a terrorist by intent.
My guess is: not likely. Doesn't rule out other possibilities, though.
He quit his job and got a visa to come to America. He was going to over stay the visa and live the American dream.
He was a future illegal but not a terrorist (hence the reason the WH is so quiet).
Logical deduction. His tickets were bought before he quit his job. Not sure when the Visa was issued.
It's a moot point now. With charges pending against him in Liberia, the way the hospital treated him, and the way CDC treated his family; he is on track to asylum, celebrity, and millions - all he has to do is live to collect.
As a human being I hope he lives and prospers, as well as his family. I just hope the .gov finds a way to nip the plans in the bud for him to profit from this endeavor (other than the medical care).
I see this opening the floodgates for "medical travel" tourism.
As far as UPS financing the trip, I don't think so. The tickets cost over $6k. It's easy to assume he didn't want that kind of money in a Liberian bank and trusted that business as an intermediary. Companies in third world countries handle things much differently than they do in the States.
Yet UPS paid for it, whatever the circumstances.
A source at FedEx in Monrovia said Mr. Duncan apparently knew he was suffering from the disease and that his best chance of survival was reaching to the United States,"
Duncan is: Dark warrior '
the meaning of the name Duncan is: Dark skinned fighter.
originally posted by: Shiloh7
What I can't get in my head around is Ebola doesn't discriminate between the elite or the ordinary, so I can't see the actual benefit of an elitist plan to cull the huge chunk of the world's population because they could be in amongst the dead themselves, especially if this virus mutates to being airborne?