(A friend of mine decided that I should call my struggle with this display of American superiority "The Visa War;" so, there it is.)
Dear U.S. Government,
You make my job as a missionary quite difficult. I try to teach the people to "respect the rulers of this world," but they reply "The rulers [especially the American government] don't respect us." Admittedly, I didn't sign on for an easy job, but if your goal is to keep people from illegally entering and working in the United States, do us both a favor and don't keep out the ones who just want to legally visit.
The Gringa on the Ground