USA starts to reform the Albanian justice system

USA starts to reform the Albanian justice system

The American embassy refused entry for several judges and prosecutors in the US

T‎he U.S. Embassy has revoked the non-immigrant visas of several Albanian judges and prosecutors after determining that the officials no longer qualify for these visas.

“Because visa records are confidential under U.S. law, we cannot comment on individual cases”, said an embassy official.

The U.S. Embassy took this action in advance of the upcoming vetting process that will assess certain officials’ ties to corruption.

This development comes in response to a case involving the flagrant abuse of an official visa by a senior prosecutor and his spouse, leading to a revocation of their visas.
The U.S. Embassy takes seriously allegations of corruption and will continue to review justice officials’ visas and visa applications with additional scrutiny.

The Department of State has broad authority to deny and revoke visas based on information indicating that a visa holder may be inadmissible to the United States.

The embassy says that “Department of State will continue to use this authority to advance its anti-corruption efforts in Albania”. /