The Consular Cone that is. Look what the U.S. Department of State did. They gave a visitor's visa to an alien who admitted that she was coming to the U.S. to live. And in the process wasted thousands of taxpayer dollars when the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection finally (and I say finally since the alien admitted that each time she entered the U.S. CBP officers were suspicious.). Wow, this was so obvious. The first clue should have been that a person from a Visa Waiver country (those countries that don't need a non-immigrant visa to enter the U.S. for temporary visits of a business, personal or tourist nature.). Any alien from those countries with a visa are an immediate red flag. And this person was obviously an annoying leftist who self sactimoniously claimed that she would not marry until all people have a right to marry their dog, or their child, or their parents, or their 1st cousin, or a sheep. She must have been a pain in the ass during those unnessary inspections as she should not have been issued a visa, much less got through her first inspection, much less the second, third or fourth. No wonder the Department of State is issuing visas to terrorists, they even issue visas to aliens who admit they are intending to violate the law.
The money quote from the American Consular Officer:
"'You won't be able to do that. The best we can give you is a B1/B2 visa, that will allow you to stay for six months at a time, but you will have to leave United States soil in between those times. And it will get progressively harder for you to gain re-entry into the US each time you re-apply. Who would you be staying with?'
"'My partner. He's a dual citizen.'
"'No, we're domestic partners.'"
So, here we have it. A highly trained Foreign Service Officer, the product of Foreign Service Institute, unable to do the most basic part of his job dealing with alien applicants for non-immigrant visas. And CBP has to clean up his mess by denying entry to this alien, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement has to spend thousands on detaining and feeding her, and we still get a black eye in the court of public opinion. Thanks FSI, you did a bang-up job.
Perhaps DOS OIG should be looking at this FSO? Or even DS for visa fraud?