Monday, April 19, 2010

Not The Brightest Cone

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.'

"'Your husband?'

"'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?


Consul-At-Arms said...

I would take this blogger's "testimony" with a grain of salt.

That being said, if her testimony is anywhere near accurate I have to wonder what-in-the-World the issuing officer was thinking.

That and wondering why he or she wasn't able to make a decision on the spot.

Was the regular officer out sick and an inexperience backup covering the window?

Federale said...

One does have to take their claims at with a pinch of salt, just as commentator claimed the pat-down was sexual assault. I just can't believe she was admitted so many times. And she was not given an Expidited Removal. Is CBP not using ER anymore? Usually the option is withdrawl of application and an I-275 or an ER.

I have however seen in the far distant past, B-2s annotated that they are accompanying an L or H, but will not be living in the U.S. But these were annotated on the visa.