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Re: Debian conference in the US?

On Sun, May 25, 2003 at 03:36:39PM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> On Sat, 24 May 2003, Adam Majer wrote:
> > PS. Personally, I would prefer to travel for a DebConf in
> > Cuba than in US. Really.
> So let me get this straight.  Instead of a country where people are
> occasionally subject to bureaucratic hassles, (assuming Russell and
> Geordies' sources amount to anything more than innuendo which is not
> clear.) you would rather go to a place where the immigration policy
> consists of shooting people?

No need for innuendo :).

My sources are recent news reports of journalists covering a trade show 
who were jailed and removed from the country, in four cases out of six 
*after* they had been granted admission to the US.  This is of interest 
to someone organizing a similar conference in the US.  You'd at least 
want to warn journalists that they had best hire an immigration lawyer 
to ensure that their papers were in order.

My preferences for a location for a DebConf are Vancouver and Seattle.  
Cuba would be a nice place for a vacation.  I doubt I would be able to 
attend, although it would be a snap to organize a charter flight from 
Montreal or Toronto.


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