Category Archives: Department of State

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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Court’s Decision

I am sorry to say that the Court has ruled against us.  I will have more commentary later, but I thought it important to post this news to all of you as soon as possible. Attached is the court order … Continue reading

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Hearing and Decision

Thank you to those who attended the hearing today. The hearing allowed for an airing and narrowing of the issues. We anticipate a decision before Friday. We will keep you posted.

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Moneybookers and Donations

To all of you wishing to donate via Moneybookers, we have set up an account for your donations.  Here is the link on our site: http://www.visarefusal.com/donations/ Thank you to all of you who have donated to the cause. I have … Continue reading

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