While my sister in law got a tourist visa, her daughter DZ was refused a visa to join her mom, so she can not visit her favorite aunt and uncle in bad bad America, the land of the free and home of the brave! So now they will spend their yuans in Europe instead.
Part of the reason we have such a trade deficit is NOT because China is bad (hell, we just ask them to abandon communism and join the world trade organisation AND SO THEY DID), but because we, the USA is stupid!
There are 250 million middle class Chinese, better off then the citizen of the USA. And yes, there are 1 billion others to whom I would not issue a visa to either.
But the 250 million are now traveling, studying and doing business in Europe, Canada, Australia, Africa, South & Central America, but not in the USA. It's not that they wouldn't like too... WE DO NOT LET THEM IN! Of course our un-informed media (our "best"education system) still reports that Chinese are not allowed to travel outside their country. Totally untrue, they do travel, but not to the USA. We, the USA, are the problem! Just on tourists, we loose a minimum of $125 million dollars for the airlines and tourist industry!
Just ask businesses, like Boeing, hotels, car rentals, airlines, colleges and universities.... they all loose business because we do not issue visas, so Chinese can NOT buy our stuff like airplanes, educate themselves, trade, let alone visit their relatives. There are many meetings in Seattle on that "free Trade" issues, but mostly, the Senators don't show up.
We do however have a little joke for the Chinese. We charge $150/visa application, and as per Beijing US Embassy, we deny 500,000 such application per year and make a cool $50,000,000 ($50 million) from them. Nice way to build international relations...
If I or wallstreet do that here, it would be called fraudulent advertisement. And the consulate tells every rejected applicant that they can apply again and waste another $150, to get denied again. Perhaps a smart lawyer files a class action suit against the state department and gets all that money back.
And the Congress-people of Washington? Well, Cantwell says she can't do anything but will ask why little QZ was denied, Murray called a few days later to "support me" and McDermott didn't even respond. Haven't heard anything since. And these bureaucrates are career public"servants", unsupervised by congress! Oversight anybody?
All are hiding behind THE ANTIQUE LAW 214(b) that basically states that a Chinese (any visitor to the US) has to prove IN ADVANCE that they will not brake US law once here and "overstay". How can one do THAT? Thus most get denied.
Just like with education, healthcare and the legal system, Europe seems to be smarter again: If you invite a foreigner, you have to post a bond and health insurance, and it works! Are we really that stupid that we can't do that same?
Unlike WITHIN the USA, there is NO oversight nor any law governing US embassies. No appeals, no rights, they have absolute power and their decisions are final, as many unlucky potential visitors know.
I thought I learned that Congress makes and changes laws, controls the money for all these misguided agencies and departments and has oversight hearings? Hello, where is congress? Holding hearings on the love life of snakes again?
So WHY did we vote in a Democratic Congress? So they do nothing? Can we expect that from the Democratic President as well? BEWARE of politicians who promise you things! THEY LIE! Let's throw these rascals out this election!
IF Hillary, McCain and Obama wouldn't take 2 year out of their paid job of being Senators, perhaps they could do some good in Congress? Well, considering they could also do much harm, perhaps it is better all 100 Senators run for president and take a permanent leave of absense.
I and my companies generate over $1 million in taxes paid each year. I do not ask much for it and have received even less:
85% of Americans feel like I do, so...
Let's take out country back and
make "them" work for us!
Or read the facts: No-Visa-For-Chinese & Newpaper Reports
Consider WHAT? That she can re-apply and pay $150 1 3rd time, again? This is getting crazier by the day, really stupid to be frank! What is this consulate doing, playing a joke on everybody? Can we get some oversight of the state department and it's consulates?
Let's see: They have 2 condo's paid for in cash, no loans! They have 2 new imported cars, paid cash, no loans! They have paid $100,000 cash deposit to open up their business to get a business license and they have CASH left over to buy another condo, with CASH.
Show my the average American that has such a balance sheet!
And what does that have to do with the application for an 8 year old girl?
?? "We have contacted Ms. (...)" is a LIE ! to the Senators
That didn't happen till 24 hours later.
No wonder nothing in this government works!
I ask you to call your congress people and ask for support. In WA-state, call
(This section contained phone numbers and email form letters to All Seneators, the embassy in Beijing, etc...)
The BAD guys:
Ambassador Clark T. Randt Jr.
Consul General Robert Goldberg
Michael J. Jacobsen, Chief, Consular Section
Are moving things along, so no need to send any more faxes and letters. THANK YOU!
I will notify the media and work on this issue, it's my civic duty to change stupid things like this, and all the people responsible for it.
My job is secure, let's see how secure their's is!
My niece's name is QZ. They have the rest of the information. The bad US Consulate is in Guangzhou/China, The visa was denied April ...., 2008.
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