Re: [OPE] John Milios Update

From: Cyrus Bina (
Date: Fri Apr 04 2008 - 15:43:13 EDT

Dear Jerry:

I am gratified to hear the news concerning John Milios's victory over 
the "restriction of travel," exercised by the current Administration.

Thank you for your efforts,

Cyrus Bina, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor of Economics and Management
206 Camden Hall
University of Minnesota, Morris
600 East 4th Street
Morris, MN 56267-2132
Office: (320) 589-6193/ 589-6200
Fax:    (320) 589-6117
Website: wrote:
> Dear list:
> I am very pleased to be able to tell you that  yesterday  the U.S.
> Embassy in Athens issued John a ten year non-immigrant visa.  This
> is an excellent result.  The visa has the longest duration possible
> and we were able to obtain it without filing a lawsuit, which would
> likely  have dragged on for much longer with an uncertain result.
> There was a civil liberties attorney in the US - with the support of the
> American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - who put in a lot of time and
> effort to help bring about this result.  John has received an invitation 
> to address the June 10 annual meeting of the American Association of
> University Professors (AAUP) in Washington, D.C. so he should be arriving
> soon.
> This is an important victory for the freedom to travel and speak by
> international scholars and is a defeat for the Bushites.
> In solidarity, Jerry
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