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Imagine for a moment being newly married across continents, one spouse residing in the U.S. and the other in Europe. Obviously, this would be difficult to deal with in the best of circumstances, since newlyweds typically want to spend as much time as possible together. Now imagine that the spouse residing in the U.S. ends up severely ill, and must be hospitalized. While talking with the doctors about important health issues, that person cannot speak with the spouse that is half a world away, because the hospital staff refuses to allow a phone call. In spite of the fact that the sick spouse does have some family around, it is still an unbearable situation, because the one person that is really needed to comfort that person is not present – can’t be, because the U.S. government forbids it. The couple decided to do the “right” thing, and is in the middle the legal immigration process. During that process, the individual applying for a resident visa may not travel to the U.S.
Unfortunately, that is precisely what is happening to Katrina Jorgensen, a conservative political activist living in the D.C. area. Her story has been spreading through the ranks of conservatives on social media, and on blogs. Kai Jørgensen, her husband in Norway, is the subject of a Twitter hashtag – #VisaForKai – and people are being encouraged to contact their Representatives and Senators in Washington, asking them to act on behalf of this couple. It’s only one couple, but they are emblematic of a serious problem with our immigration system that has been all but completely ignored for years.
Read the rest. And tune in to FTR Radio tonight at 11pm EST, as Katrina Jorgensen is Liz and Taylor’s guest on “The Right War”. Katrina is a regular FTR host in her own right: she anchors the network’s foreign affairs show, “World Class Hour with Katrina Jorgensen”, Tuesdays at 11pm EST.