Reader feedback: Let in the workers, give Slovaks US visas

Re: More liberal visa regime with Ukraine?, By László Juhász, Oct 27 - Nov 2, Vol 9, No 41

There are apparently quite a few Ukrainian guest workers that work in eastern Slovakia. These people do not have much money and should not be charged for visas because they are helping the Slovak economy by working in jobs that Slovaks do not want.

What I'd really like to see is the US extend its visa waiver program to the new eastern European members of the EU. Given security concerns, however, I know this is a pipe dream. But it still hurts that some of my in-laws and extended family in Slovakia can't visit me in the US because they can't even secure a tourist visa. Imagine if your grandmother (starká) had to take an 8-hour roundtrip bus ride to Bratislava for a visa interview. It gives her just one more excuse not to visit the US.

John,
Washington, DC

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