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Subject: Re: New Visa Issues for the US
From: Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:29:00 -0500

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The unimaginable malevolence and evilness of the Orange Turd’s
administration mushrooms each and every passing day !


Alain Letort
Washington, D.C.
The Belly of the Beast

On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:01:00 -0500, Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>

>Trump's new immigration restriction is much more disastrous for the performing 
>arts that anyone now understands. It will take effect on March 16 and,
>to, “potentially affects all foreign artists coming to
the US, 
>from students/young artists to competition and festival participants.” The
>(Visa Interview Waiver Program) for non-immigrants has also been suspended.
>artists will be required to have a personal interview in order to receive a
new visa, 
>regardless of when their last O or P visa was issued or whether or not they
>previously allowed to receive a visa under the VIWP.” Consular or embassy
>of course, will not be in place and one can only wonder about interview
wait times 
>and visa processing in general. These were already big problems for
visiting artists 
>under the present system. Anyone coming to America for any unpaid musical 
>activity and think that a tourist visa might work are advised to take snacks 
>because you will certainly be detained and likely denied entry. 
>The new regulations will certainly dramatically increase the time and
effort needed 
>to perform in the US and we will only learn in the coming weeks and months how 
>this will affect non-US singers scheduled to appear at any time after the
16th. The 
>Met will soon be announcing further cast changes. 
>Frank Cadenhead

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