And Still They Come

Around the world, would-be Americans continue to stand in long lines, in hopes of starting anew

In Warsaw the visa entrance to the American embassy is on Ulica Piekna -- Beautiful Street. And it has got prettier. In the past four years, the Americans have installed flower beds and wooden benches for the people in line for visa interviews. Perhaps the amenities are meant to soften the disappointment: now that the communists are no longer playing watchdog, it falls to embassy personnel to limit the traffic to America. And although roughly 10 times as many people will be granted visas this year as were in 1987, veterans of Ulica Piekna say half of those waiting here will...

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