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jim in paris

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hard times for artists' visa
« on: April 11, 2012, 03:10:03 PM »

hi all
i 've just read this article in the NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/arts/us-visa-rules-frustrate-foreign-performers.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120411

it's about the red-tape concerning visas for performers
I hope it doesn't affect our project to bring mexican players to Worlds!

worth reading!

jim
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Dick Stohr

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Re: hard times for artists' visa
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2012, 03:54:59 PM »

The answer for Worlds is to get info to GReg as soon as you can and submit early.
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Re: hard times for artists' visa
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 12:03:06 AM »

The article is very depressing. I guess homeland security types are not the typical patrons of the performing arts . . .  ::)
I had a long discussion with Greg at last Worlds. I argued that given the visa requirements the US in currently not a good place to host a world contest.

Fortunately, now that Salvador works for Cometa his chances of coming to Worlds increased exponentially. He could come with a business visa, and business is something they do understand . . .
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