another day, another dinar
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Lots of people want to come to the U.S.
This being the Eurozone, most of my applicants would ordinarily qualify under the Visa Waiver Program so many interviews go much more successfully (for the applicant) than those at my last, Third World, post.
Still, there are an awful lot of TCN's (Third Country Nationals) hereabouts. While some are citizens of other Visa Waiver countries, many are from lesser developed countries.
That's were our refusal rate comes from, mostly.
Still, many of them have become educated and assimilated into Western society. Or so it would appear during their interviews at least.
This is, I think, a glimmer of hope, that not everyone who comes from the Islamic world, and all their descendents forever-and-ever, are unassimilable and a threat to Western civilization.
Update: A thank-ye to Daily Demarche for the kindly mention.
"Finally, fellow FSO blogger Consul at Arms has a seemingly stream of consciousness post and linkfest of his own up, entitled "If Kerry was President...". If I could get away with it I'd print this one out and paper my office with it."
Higher praise one cannot hope for, especially for stream of consciousness stuff.