Very often we (as in Indians living in
India), come across people who are in awe of others residing in the US, the . Having lived in Gujarat, where no family is without some or the other relative in the states, I've never considered getting a America visa a hurdle in my life. Maybe more so coz I never “needed” to. Needed being the key word here. US
There’s this lady I’ve known for some time now, Twish, who is married in
India and has her parents living in the . Both her parents are working in different sectors, which do not give them sufficient holidays simultaneously to come to US together. Because of this Twish has not met both her parents at the same time for more than a decade now. She’s applied for visas twice, rejected on both times. She has a family here, husband who’s earning much more than some of his counterparts on the American soil are, a daughter who’s doing very well academically and in-laws and other extended family members who make life worth living in India . But still the American authorities think she is a high risk illegal immigrant who once enters their soil will not leave. I want to ask why? Why will a lady leave her house, her family and want to stay there on her own that too illegally? I don't understand them and they don't understand us. For an Indian lady her child, her husband and his family is of utmost priority. India
There was this other case which I heard about through Twish only, which is the main reason that propelled me to write this post today.
Uncle is a father, actually was a father of a young vibrant 20 something girl, his only daughter, whom he had send with a heavy heart, for letting her build a brighter future to the
for her further education. He wanted her to have the best in life, achieve all her aspirations and life to the fullest. All this came to a sudden, unexpected end in an accident which took her very far away then just a few thousand miles. She passed away in a distant land, alone. Her father wanted to go to US and get her body with him, so he applied for his US visa. Uncle did not want his daughter’s body to come alone like unclaimed baggage. But he was denied, rejected, saying it was not necessary. US
It may not be necessary for her, or for the visa officials, but it was for a father, who had lost his only child. This is one of the most inhumane act that I have come across by a country who pledge on a daily basis to fight for humanity, for betterment of the human race and brotherhood. All these are just words. Just a guise.