Category Archives: Department of State

Summer Work and Travel Program Scandal at Embassy in Moscow – Memo of White & Associates to Office of Inspector General

Attached are our memorandum and exhibits addressed to the Office of Inspector General at the Department of State regarding the Summer Work and Travel Program scandal at the US Embassy in Moscow:  Memo - swtletter0001; Exhibits - swtexhibits0001

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Summer Work and Travel Scandal at US Embassy in Moscow

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/us-embassy-slams-door-on-student-workers/478125.html  

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Department of State Publishes 2012 Visa Refusal Statistics

The Department of State has just published its annual B visa denial statistics. This year,the big news is the marked decline in the rate of denial for Chinese visitor visa (B) applicants – from 12% in 2011 to 8.5% in … Continue reading

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A Tale of 3 Consular Posts – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Tashkent, Moscow, and Jakarta

Rarely have I had the opportunity to see three consular posts so clearly juxtaposed as I have over the past two weeks in dealing with Tashkent, Moscow, and Jakarta.  The experience only reinforces the notion that it is the decisionmakers … Continue reading

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US Embassy in Moscow “Resets” Visa Policy to 1990s

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…”  The Who, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” We have dedicated the last six blog entries to the worsening visa policy of the United States Embassy in Moscow towards Russians.  This policy has … Continue reading

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How the Department of State Empowers Extortionists and Miscreants

http://www.ilw.com/articles/2012,0424-white.shtm

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Office of Inspector General Report on Lottery Fiasco

http://oig.state.gov/documents/organization/176330.pdf

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FAQ on Court Decision

Please see the attached FAQ (faqdecision).

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FAQ and Letter to Plaintiffs

Thank you for your questions. On Sunday or Monday we will be posting a FAQ about the decision and potential future actions. In addition, we will be sending to named plaintiffs a letter. Thank you for your patience.

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Press Release

Attached is a brief statement on the court’s decision.

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