In light of recent immigration reforms, The U.S. Africa Energy Summit, scheduled for September 18-19 at Monona Terrace was postponed indefinitely after many of the attendees and key speakers were denied visas.
According to The Wisconsin State Journal, the conference was canceled after the Department of Homeland Security refused to give out visas to key presenters and attendees.
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About 80 percent of the participants from the energy summit, sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Platteville, were from African countries, such as Ghana and South Africa, according to WSJ.
This is because the attendees and presenters with needs for visas didn’t “meet the minimum requirements” for a visa, summit organizer and professor John O. Ifediora said, according to WSJ.
Ifediora said the organizers are working to reschedule the summit.