Many of my readers have expressed concerns following the immigration troubles that I related HERE. The good news is that the tax returns are now in the hands of the embassy. The bad news is that my senator is not able to speed up the normal processing time, which is a minimum of 8 weeks. It is clear now that Esther will not be able to join me before October or November, much to both of our dismay.
I am still waiting to find out whether Joe and Miriam can be issued their visas separately, and whether our airline tickets can be refunded. Further updates will appear as the information becomes available.