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Subject: Re: New Visa Issues for the US
From: Mura Kievman <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Mura Kievman <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:30:51 -0500
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It's a long time since I have heard of a visiting artist committing a 
terrorist act...

Mura




At 01:29 PM 3/10/2017, Alain Letort wrote:
>The unimaginable malevolence and evilness of the Orange Turd's
>administration mushrooms each and every passing day !
>
>Alain
>
>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]>
>wrote:
>
> >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,
>according
> >to MusicalAmerica.com, "potentially affects all foreign artists coming to
>the US,
> >from students/young artists to competition and festival participants." The
>VIWP
> >(Visa Interview Waiver Program) for non-immigrants has also been suspended.
>"All
> >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
>were
> >previously allowed to receive a visa under the VIWP." Consular or embassy
>staffing,
> >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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