Unser Kind hat zwar eine Gastfamilie, aber das scheint nix zu “beschleunigen”.
Bisher haben wir keinerlei Info, wie es weiter geht.
Es heist nur: “Abwarten!!!”
Hier mal der Brief, den P.I.E. an die Gastfamilien verschickt:
Dear P.I.E. Host Families and Area Representatives,
We have received thousands of calls and emails regarding the possibility of students being transfered to other U.S. sponsors. Our primary goal has been to ensure that all of our students enter the country under P.I.E.'s sponsorship.
However, the communications you may be receiving from the Department of State are not being provided to us. Please be assured that P.I.E. is not withholding information, nor are we unwilling to work with other programs to facilitate the entry of our 2012/13 students into the country. Transferring students to another program is not a simple process, and P.I.E. does not have the authority to make that decision alone. The Department of State must facilitate the transfer of students between programs, and they have not provided P.I.E. a plan of action.
We appreciate that many of you have submitted correspondence to the Department of State in support of P.I.E. In response to those emails, the Department of State has sent out the following information that unfortunately contradicts the mandates of the temporary suspension:
Host families are encouraged to stay in touch with PIE’s local representatives for additional information, and natural parents and affected students should contact PIE’s foreign representatives. It is our hope that the disruption to the lives of the students who wished to come to the United States, and to the families who graciously offered to host them here, can be minimized.
As of today, P.I.E has not received any specific guidance from the Department of State in regard to the actions they have taken, and we have not been copied on communications that are being disseminated around the world . P.I.E.'s response to the Department of State’s temporary suspension is currently being reviewed, and we are still within our deadline for response. We hope that the Department of State will have the courtesy to respond in a timely manner to our feedback so that we can help answer your questions and ease your concerns. As has been true throughout our 38-year history, our first concern is for our students.
As we have suspended all inbound travel until the situation has been resolved, the students’ itineraries have been removed from our database.
P.I.E. is still in operation, we are still a designated exchange visitor sponsor, and our staff is responding to inquiries and concerns the best we can. Thank you for your continued support, thoughts and well wishes. You know we will do whatever we can to fix this situation, but we just need some time to bring all these moving pieces into some sort of logical framework.