The last couple of days, Jill Jones-Soderman and I have been trying to get an appointment to be interviewed for the visa at the US Embassy London.
The State Department advise that they will not give me an interview appointment date until
Here is an email I received back from Kathy Ruckman, Deputy Director of the Office of Childrens Issues at the State Department and inheritor of Barbara Greig's mess:
"Ruckman, Kathleen S to me
show details 19 Jun (2 days ago) Reply
Mr. Hindle -
I am afraid that this wait for an appointment is typical for an embassy such as ours in London, which has an extremely high volume of visa applications. That said, if you have an urgent reason to travel back to the U.S., you will be granted an expedited appointment, as you were for your most recent visit.
Have you returned to London? How were your visits with Emily? Do you have photos?
and my response:
"Karl Hindle to Kathleen,
show details 15:57 (21 hours ago) Reply
I have returned to London.
There was no visitation with Emily.
Judge Doyle is waiting on the issuance of a 10 year multiple entry visa (or not) before delivering his ruling as has been discussed with your Mr Gorsky.
The delay is not acceptable under the circumstances; I understand you have been advised of Judge Doyle's findings of fact regarding the mother and Barbara together with the recantation of all of the allegations by the mother.
At this point the ball is in the State Department's court as to whether it is going to get with the program or continue irregardless of Judge Doyle.
Note, that is for an interview so they will consider the visa, not a date to actually give me a visa.
It appears that despite Judge Doyle's direct intervention with the State Department they are still playing silly sods.
Meanwhile, we are still waiting on Judge Doyle's ruling - please just give me the order Judge - then it can be appealed and my New York apeal attorneys are all set to get started on it.
As I said to someone I feel an especial affinity for yesterday - keep putting one foot in front of the other it's all a game to these people.