United States U.S. Visa Rules Deprive Stages of Performers

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Doober, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

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

     
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Drip, drip, drip. The sound of tourist dollars leaving the U.S. Good. Just as with the abuse at the airports, this is what it takes for the dunderheaded to wake up.
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    What does this remind you of?
     
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    TUG member?
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Not drip, water fall.
     
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Have lost track of all the commenters at the NYT article who have mentioned the TSA. Small bright spot.
     
  8. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    One of my favorite bands (non-goth) from the UK was in this spot -- The Men They Couldn't Hang. I don't think any of them were able to get visas. :( The band has pretty strong pro-union, anti-government politics, and I'm sure that all played a part in it.
     
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  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Great name for a band!
     
  10. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    They often get compared to The Pogues -- but TMTCH are way better. Go find Ironmasters, The Colours, or Billy Morgan. It's a crying shame they can't get visas.
     
  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I just listened to The Colours and was very impressed.
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But these aren't just any old tourism dollars. Entertainers not only spend money but can have a tremendous multiplier effect from the economic activity that results from their visits.
     
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yep.
     
  14. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    We are cutting off our nose to spite our face. We well deserve all the bad karma we derive from actions like this.
     
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