In effect, American parents with adopted Indonesian children were forced to tell their kids that they can’t go back to the US, while the State Department mandated and evacuated the American children of their staff.
Many Americans have Indonesian spouses, and no country in the world permits entry to nonresident Indonesian nationals without a visa.
In fact, an online visa processing system could serve the interests of the State Department and its employees.
An online visa service would eliminate face-to-face meetings and reduce the health risk for State Department employees.
Processing visa applications is the least desirable work for talented professionals beginning their overseas careers, and research suggests that algorithmic predictions may be just as good at assessing applicants.