Andrew Sherr, the U.S. Consul to the Guayaquil, says that 250,000 visa requests from Ecuadorians who wish to visit the U.S have been processed within the last year. There were 9,000 migration visas requested. “The legal migration from Ecuador to the U.S. has decreased in the last years, although we don’t keep an official tally,” Sherr says. Nevertheless, the consulate has been working just as it has always done, and there has been no instructions to change any protocol, or the criteria for which requests are approved or rejected. Non-migrant visas have increased slightly compared to other years although the…
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