Visa Waiver Roundtable at U. of Pittsburgh
- VISA WAIVER ROUNDTABLE IN PITTSBURGH
When President Bush visited Slovakia in February, one of the
questions asked him by the Slovaks was the possible waiver of visas
for Slovaks visiting the United States. This is a frequent problem
for Americans who want to bring their relatives from Slovakia for a
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, at 1:30 PM
Room 1501, Posvar Hall, UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
Slovak Honorary Consul, Joseph Senko, has arranged for a roundtable
in Pittsburgh to discuss the subject of visa waivers for Slovaks. The
roundtable will consist of the following panelists:
----- A U.S. Congressman who will explain the present law regarding
visas and the criteria necessary for changing the law.
----- Pavol Hrusovsky, Chairman of Slovak Parliament, who will
express Bratislava's views.
----- Rastislav Kacer, Slovak Ambassador to the United States, who
has been confronted with the problem by people from both Slovakia and
the United States.
----- John Goodish, executive vice president of U.S. Steel and former
president of U.S. Steel-Kosice, which brings workers from Kosice to
their U.S. plants. Goodish spent four years in Slovakia and also
understands the issue from both sides.
Each of the panelists will speak on the subject followed by questions
from the media. The audience also will be invited to participate.
The public is invited to this free event. Slovak Americans are
especially urged to attend.
Information: (412) 531-2990.
let's hope for success at this roundtable meeting. thanks for the info. it
is time that this happens for Poland and Slovakia. i know that the percentage
of people who remain illegally after the visa expires is a big issue. the
percentage, unfortunately, for Poland was a few years ago, a few points higher
than allowable. i wonder what it is for Slovakia.
any progress in this area for either country is most welcome.
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