State Department’s decision prevents planning for future |

State Department’s decision prevents planning for future

I read with interest the letter from Ben Fortin about his difficulty in getting his fiancee or wife into the country by legal means. 

I am trying to do the same, and it has now been one year since the process was started. She was approved for a visa on Aug. 15 but did not receive it because the Department of State (DOS) decided to do a more complete check on these visas for people from 33 countries including China and Russia. 

The problem is that the agencies doing the checking were not prepared to do them. So, for three months, we have been hoping we could make plans for our future but are afraid to do so as the government will give out no information other than the fact the check has not been completed.

U.S. Rep. Mark Udall’s office has been no help. I told it the problem was with the DOS in Washington, D.C., so it wrote the consulate in China and a couple of months later I still have not heard any more. I contacted U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s office with a phone number it could call. Instead it wrote a letter to someone at the DOS and told me to allow a month for a reply. 

How fast did the senator move to write a special bill so an illegal alien could stay in the country? How glad I am that our president is a compassionate conservative. I would hate to think what we would be going through if he was just a plain conservative.

Does anyone wonder why people come into our country illegally? They do so knowing the press and government will put their interests in front of those of an American citizen. 

There are hundreds of people in our boat. They have written many letters to newspapers trying to get the problem in front of the public, but it seems most newspapers do not see a story in someone trying to come to the country legally. So far I have seen stories only in the Washington Post and the Moscow Times. 

Be aware, in these past three months, many Middle Eastern men have received visas. England and Germany are not included in the 33 countries requiring extra checks. Compare how many terrorists came from China or Russia and how many came from England, Germany and the Middle East – our government at work.

When I was drafted, I willingly went into the Army. Each April, I voluntarily pay my income taxes. When I ask one thing in return, this is what I get.

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