Monday, July 11, 2011
July 11, 2011 - The New York Times has reported that officials at the United States Embassy in Mexico City are permitting more Mexicans to obtain visas to visit and work in the United States. As a result, rejections of visa requests has dropped dramatically. Waiting times for visas has also decreased and some H-2B visas are issued on the day of application. Consular Officer McKeon stated that persons who are subject to the 3 or 10 year bar to re-entry because they have previously overstayed their visa may be able to successfully seek permission to re-enter the United States with a waiver. Officer McKeon stated: "It's not easy going through this process and I think people who are willing to go through all of that and risk going back to the United States where they have to pay taxes, and withholding, I think we should look favorably on them. The New York Times article is available at www.nytimes.com./interactive/2011/07/06/world/americas/immigration.html.