Obama Administration Bans Immigration Visas For Human Rights Violators

In addition to creating an Atrocities Prevention Board “aimed toward forming an early-warning system of potential genocide and other politically driven humanitarian catastrophes,” the Obama Administration announced today a ban on visas for people involved in human rights violations — a policy that begs the question “why has it taken until 2011 for the United States to take such a stance on war criminals and genocide-mongers?”