Visa Process■■■■■■■■■Knowing The Department Of State Customer Service StatementRt from@dos: “The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged. We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:  We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.We will provide information on nonimmigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on http://travel. state. gov.We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.Furthermore, if you are a:Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.Complete your application fully and accurately.Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.”

■■■■■■■Venezuelan Citizens Applying For Asylum in U.S. & Controversial Miracles #2181 applications in FY2014 by Glenn R MoralesThe issue of Venezuelans that want to apply for asylum in the USA can be divided into to simple groups:1) Those who really need asylum, whether they are poor or well-off.2) Those who lie about their situations, regardless of whether they are poor or well-off.Some churches in U.S. offer the help they can to those who apply for asylum in 3 different ways:1) Free assistance.2) Through volunteer lawyers who know the legal requirements well and offer their services free.3) Through lawyers who do not really know the legal requirements well but are willing to offer their help free of charge.Concerning other lawyers who offer their legal services for a fee, we also find two very clear types:1)) Lawyers who charge a legal fee for their services and are very serious about achieving asylum for their clients, based on solid and truthful legal arguments, and who really know their what they are doing.2) Lawyers who charge legal fees but are not really interested in achieving asylum for their clients, so their applications are not based on very solid or truthful arguments, knowing very well that Asylum Officers will reject their applications for asylum and refer the cases to Immigration Courts. Furthermore, they offer “miraculously” achieve work permit, social security and driver license for their clients, and so justify their “work”, although in few cases the applicants are left in the situation of having to wear a GPS device on their ankles during the legal process.