Still thinking abt the visa rejection by the Embassy. I decided to call to the Embassy,looking for an answer.
I tried to call the Embassy abt 2am here ( 1 pm there ). Ronnie talked to a lady and asked some information why the visa was rejected.She's Indonesian,tried to explain to Ronnie. She said that no matter if you put the sponsorship letter,bla bla bla,they don't count it.Furthermore,Ronnie asked some questions,she couldn't give any satisfaction answer.
Ronnie's desperate and said,' Is there anyone who speaks English,pls?" She said,"Rite now they're having lunch.Pls call back 1 hour later."
Another hour later, 3am, I called back.Ronnie was held for a while and then the line was hung up. Well... good!!!!!!!!
I tried another number,Ronnie asked to be transferred to an American.Another lady asked to call back 30 mnt later.Ronnie asked who he could talk to.She gave a man's name.
At 3.30am, we called back again.The same story,Ronnie was held and talked to an Indonesian.Ronnie forced to talk to an American.Finally he was transferred to an American.It's a lady.
Ronnie said,' Yes, you speak English? Are you American?"
She said,' Yes. May I help you?"
Ronnie said,"Yes,we've tried to reach you many times.Thank God I can talk to you know."
So,Ronnie told her the whole problem.Telling her that Amoy was given like 1 mnt only to be interviewed and rejected without telling the reason.
She asked my sister's name.She said,' Yes,sorry.She's not disqualified.She's just uneligible to get the visa.She has no strong tight to prove abt her status."
Ronnie wondered what it meant.He said,"What prove you want to have?Maybe we can do something from here.Since my wife is pregnant right now,and she needs somebody to be with her during the labor day."
She said," Unfortunately,there's nothing you can do."
Ronnie's desperate, " Well..the problem was,her files were not considered at all.Somebody just asked her name and said,"Sorry,you are rejected.".That's not nice.At least give a reason why."
She said," We do consider abt all the applications."
Ronnie said," Is there any other way to bring her here? Can you tell me what I need to do?"
She said," No,Sir."
Ronnie said," Ok... so, you think that I need to talk abt this to Congressman or Senator to make it work ? I am not threatning you,but this is weird."
She said," You could send her to another country to make it easier."
Ronnie said," I am a middle class - American guy.I can't do that.What you expect me to do is harder than just give her a chance."
Well.. long conversation.I wasn't happy.I whispered to Ronnie,that I needed to talk to her.Ronnie said," Can my wife talk to you,please?"
She was willing to talk to me.I asked the same questions and expected to hear the answers for myself.She said," She's not rejected,Maam.She's just uneligible right now."
I asked," Base on.....?"
She told me,"She's still young,productive.She has no strong prove that she'd be back to Indonesia.She has no higher position at her work,she don't make lots of money.And,she has somebody in States,that makes we think somebody there will make her stay permanently and we're afraid that if she makes trouble or cause damage.That's why the reason why."
Aha..... finally she's been honest to me.
I told her,' Well, in this case we do not have intention to lie to you.I am lonely here,no family.My dad is sick,that's why I can't take my parents to come here.We pick my sister cos she can represent my family." I started crying,thinking that the chance to get her here is so thin.
She said," I am so sorry to hear that,Maam.I understand your position.Then again,as I said,we're afraid abt the cause in the future."
I told her,' What abt some people who got the visa? Some of them are sponsored,too,still young,but they got it,my sister didn't.Is it abt luck here?"
She said," Oh,no. All the applications are the same.Well,some people do fool us ( she laughed ), and they passed."
I said," See??? We've been honest to you and willing to call you,still we don't have any chance to make it.My heart's broken rite now."
She said," I believe you are being honest.But rite now,the situation didn't help her a lot.Yes,people always say just only 1 month visit,they provide the legal letters ect,but we don't look at that.We just want to make sure that she has something tights her back to Indonesia like her job ect."
Oh well.. I think I had heard enough.At least we knew the answer why. I thanked her and she said," You can send us email if you need anything else.Thank you so much."
I said," Thank you,Maam.God bless you."
I hung up the phone. Ronnie said," We've tried,baby.That's all I can say.Maybe we can send Amoy to Canada and get through to States easily."
I was quite and started crying. My heart's broken.Ronnie hugged me and said," Hushhhh baby...hushh... don't cry.. Don't make your situation's getting worse.We tried,hun.We did."
I said," It's not fair.I put big hope and faith in this case,but they turned us down." Duh...... I had a bad day. Last nite I puked again. All the food I ate was thrown up in the bathroom ( at the bar ),even at the front sink. I wetted my pants cos I got the Reflux Acid again.
Ronnie said," I know, I really know. Come here, let me hug you." He hugged me and kissed my head. He said,' My baby....my baby.. sorry........"
I kept crying and sobbing.Ronnie said,' We'll think other plan next time,hun.Let's sleep.You must have been tired.Nighty nite,hun. I love you."
Ronnie's rite.I was really tired.My back still hurts.Ronnie grabbed me from behind and covered me with his arms. I always feel comfortable and protected everytime he does that to me.
It's almost 5 am when we slept. I kissed his arm and said," Thank you,hun.I appreciated it. I love you."
We felt asleep.. I didn't want think abt it anymore. There's another day..maybe that'll be our luck.
I thank God who gives me the strenght not to fight with the feeling. I thank God for putting Ronnie beside me,encouraging me to get through this difficult time.
Ah.... each day is a blessing.. not matter it's good or bad.. Still a blessing for us!!
Maybe next time,dear Amoy............