■■■■》”The Visa Revocation Under INA 212(a)(2)(C) And The Failure to Declare Monetary Instruments in Some Countries.” By Glenn R. Morales. #INA212(a)(2)(C) means a “controlled substance violation according to the laws and regulations of any country or U.S. state.” If foreign travelers have negotiable monetary instruments as cash currency, in their possession, a regular “Report Transportation of Currency” must be submitted to Customs Officers upon they entry into a foreign country or the U.S.. In many countries as #Jamaica or #CostaRica, the failure to declare monetary instruments can result in its seizure and the arrest of the visitor with the subsequent effect of a local criminal conviction, linking this “failure to declare” with a money laundering operation. After the criminal trial process abroad , the international sharing of police-customs data will lead to: • U.S. Visa revocation under #INA212(a)(2)(C), • visa denial under #INA212(a)(2)(C), and will result in a border inadmissibility to enter the U.S.(airports, seaports, land ) with a valid visitor visa under #INA212(a)(2)(C). There are cases in which the U.S. Immigration Officials at a given U.S. airport or other port of entry decide to revoke someone’s valid visitor visa because they find an entry in the info electronic system that says that the person is, or was once, suspected of laundering money, or of trafficking drugs, There are confused consular situations abroad, in which the person whose visitor visa has been revoked under #INA212(a)(2)(C) has never really been involved in any of the offences either in the U.S. or in any other part of the world Consular Officers at U.S. Consulates abroad will review visa applications ( non immigrant or immigrant visas ) and will make a determination on attorney s waivers or pardons petitions for inadmissible aliens under the frame of the law, the federal rules, the Customs and Border Protection and the Department of State policies considering the following criteria : •The risk of harm to society if the foreign national is admitted. • The seriousness of the foreign national’s prior immigration law or criminal law violations, and • The foreign national’s reasons for wishing to enter the U.S. @Glenn R. Morales.

■■■■U.S. Consular Affairs in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. On February 14, 1952 rt@ “Ernest B. Gutierrez, Alamogordo Native, has received the honor of being named Officer in Charge of the Consulate in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela. A commissioned member of the United States Foreign Service: Ernie B. Guitierrez was studied at Eastern New Mexico State University while training as a Naval Air Cadet as the U.S. prepared for World War II, but he was recruited and brought to Washington in 1941 by the U.S. Department of State, beginning a diplo career in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela and in the Middle East- Europe. On Wednesday, August 21, 2013, Ernie B. Gutierrez, age 94 , passed away peacefully after a heart attack earlier in the month. ■■■■■April 15, 1962 – U.S. CONSULATE BOMBED /Chicago Tribune Archive/ The United States consulate- at Puerto la Cruz was bombed today, killing one Venezuelan employee and injuring others… ■■■■■Inspirational thoughts and reminders to U.S. Foreign Service Officers & Specialists in their everyday life abroad. %☆ “U.S. International diplomacy inherently involves two things: risk and danger” @Susan R. Johnson former AFSA President 2009/2013 RT more inspirational thoughts from @ Susan R. Johnson :●”Hardship posts, really, it’s just all the things= you do not get that we would consider normal” ●” 89 percent of the foreign service now say they have served in hardship posts of 15 percent or above. And when it comes to what the foreign service refers to as “danger posts”. ●”Thirty-three percent say they’ve served in unaccompanied posts. And ‘unaccompanied posts’ means they’re so dangerous that you can’t take your family”. ●”That’s the environment in which diplomacy needs to operate, and we accept that”. ●” If you add up all the ‘terrorist attacks,’ we have 16 out of 22″. ●” for all the risk and danger that accompany the diplomatic life, there are plenty of rewards, too.” ●” It’s not a career where you’re going to get rich,” “But you may have a very rich life experience. And most people retire really proud to have served in the foreign service, and to have represented their country and lived history. Because that’s a lot of