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17327Re: [S-R] Cousins Visiting

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  • ssultonia
    Jun 30, 2007
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      Caye and Ron,
      Many of us have friends or "cousins" who might like to come
      for a visit and so I would also like to hear more on this topic.
      I will be particularly interested to hear what Ron's Senator or
      Congressman have to say about the situation.
      R/Bill


      --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Caye Caswick <ccaswick@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Others probably know much more about this than I;
      > however, when I was there last summer, my cousin's
      > mother mentioned that college students tended to get
      > visas the most easily. Also, my cousins used an
      > agency that handled all the leg-work -- although they
      > did have to go to Bratislava for issuance of the visa.
      >
      > I think maybe (maybe, guessing here) if they are
      > currently enrolled in a university, the chance that
      > they will defect to America might be less -- and the
      > benefits of their degreed young adults knowing English
      > and American Commerce would be a plus to the Slovak
      > Economy. Only a guess -- I look forward to hearing
      > more on this topic.
      >
      >
      > Caye
      >
      >
      >
      > --- amiak27 <rmat@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Now that the topic of visiting cousins came up, I
      > > will say I SHOULD be
      > > hosting a cousin this summer, but the US Embassy in
      > > Bratislava had
      > > other ideas. I was visiting in Slovakia at
      > > Christmas and agreed with
      > > one family to host the 17 year old daughter this
      > > summer. Funding,
      > > insurance, round trip tickets, letter of invitation,
      > > guarantees,
      > > school time and parental permission were all
      > > arranged.
      > >
      > > Then she and her dad went to Bratislava for the
      > > interview and her visa
      > > was denied. No reason was given. I think it
      > > stinks. I asked my
      > > Senators to look into it and I am still waiting for
      > > an answer.
      > >
      > > Do US citizens have a 'right' to travel abroad, yet
      > > we cannot invite
      > > visitors to this country?
      > > Is the US so afraid of a 17 year old, what she may
      > > do or see?
      > >
      > > I have worked for the Federal government and know
      > > how arbitrary its
      > > burro-crats can be, but this is beyond all reason.
      > >
      > > Ron
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, Caye Caswick
      > > <ccaswick@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Any time Margo.
      > > >
      > > > I have one cousin here for the summer -- she's
      > > been
      > > > with me 2 weeks today and we're celebrating her
      > > > birthday on Sunday with my sister and her kids --
      > > > PIZZA -- which she loves.
      > > >
      > > > Anyone else out there hosting Slovak family or
      > > friends
      > > > this summer?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Caye
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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