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NATA supports the petition for visa reissuance within USA

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   31 Jan 2013 2:06 AM GMT

NATA supports the petition for visa reissuance within USA

As we all know hundreds of non immigrant visa holders are stuck abroad due to the non issuance of visa by the consulates stating various reasons that are unusual and abnormal. The families of these folks are in USA while the main bread earners are stuck abroad. NATA (North American Telugu Association) along with prominent attorneys and other organizations is taking up this cause to persuade Government to reinstate the Reissuance of Nonimmigrant Visas with in the USA. NATA appeals to everyone to sign the online petition as per below.

You can view and sign the petition here:

NATA is committed for the betterment and cause of our people. This campaign would help thousands of nonimmigrant visa holders from India, said NATA president Sanjeeva Reddy. There are hundreds of families who are facing problems and by reissuing visa with in the USA will help them a lot, said NATA Advisory Council members Dr. Pailla Malla Reddy and Dr. Premsagar Reddy. By issuing these visas in USA uncertainty in the employment for employees and employers would be addressed, noted NATA Executive Director Mahender Musuku. For further information please contact Mahender Musuku at 7327940475 or Mahesh Bigala NATA PR Committee Chair at 7325996832.

If this petition gets 100,000 signatures by February 23, 2013, the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

Here's some more information about this petition:

Please Reinstate Reissuance of Nonimmigrant Visas Within the


Please reinstate reissuance of nonimmigrant visas within the USA, a practice that was well settled, but was discontinued by the State Department (DOS) in 2004. See 69 FR 35121 (23 June 2004).

Both of the concerns for the discontinuance, "increased interview requirements” and "collection of biometric identifiers” are now satisfied. With the passage of nine years, all biometric data from Applicants have already been collected. Also, because reissuance applies only to visas that have already been granted, proper inquiries would already have been made. Additionally, note that DOS now has its own investigative resources in the Kentucky Consular Center.

Domestic reissuance of visas provides certainty to employers and employees, a Pressing need in the present economic environment. Thank you.