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From: "Albert D" <>
Subject: Re: [POLAND] About New U.S. Visa Rules
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 10:06:23 -0400
The statement made by the Polish man is amazing. Then, two people also wrote
expressing anger at the new security rules! I see the new Embassy rules in a
whole different light. I don't think the Embassy was striking out at the
Polish people in order to mar or deny the amiable political relationship
which exisits between the two countries. Does anyone remember Nine Eleven
anymore? Many countries house terriorists unknowingly. You cannot take id.s
on only criminals and terrorists. they have to be done on everyone.
The security of the United States is vital and begins at our borders.
Fingerprints and retinal images are two ways a person can be positively
identified. Both belong to no one else but you! Did the Embassy personnel
really acuse him of being a criminal? Or, did they try to implement new,
improved, security measures? Maybe a picture of the scenes at the WTC would
remind him of what we fear in America after Nine Eleven.
If I was to visit Poland and knew that an eye identification, a couple
more dollars and my fingerprints would help to safeguard that country's, I'd
stick my eye on the machine (which only takes a second or two), pay the fee
and wash my hands after the finger-printing. why all the protest?
If the complainant travels to many countries, he should be aware that
the USA is not the only country considering this Id. system. It's already in
place in Israel and will be in place in other nations soon. Even some
businesses are using it. Maybe when this person calms down and sees the need
for tighter security for safeguarding this nation, and to keep travelers
coming here safer, he'll reconsider his trip. If not, he's missing a
wonderful opportunity to visit the greatest country in the world. Pat D