Alcohol Factors into Increased Visa Denials

When Michigan resident Shayna Smith married her husband, Phil, in June last year, she never dreamed it would be her own government standing in the way of her happily ever after. Phil Smith, a British-born businessman, has been barred from entering the U.S. because, the Smiths say, of bureaucratic overreaction to a nine-year-old drunk-driving conviction.

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