I think Sariel needs to send the USCIS some more virgin red dragon blood.
From the AP Wire:
Foreigners with worker visas must reapply for them overseas when they expire, the State Department said Wednesday.
Department spokesman Richard Boucher said that in the past, foreigners with worker visas were able to reapply for visas in the United States.
The reason for the switch, he said, is that U.S. embassies abroad are better equipped than government offices in the United States to interview and fingerprint the growing number of visa applicants.
"These people can stay as long as they want. They can leave when they want," Boucher said. "But when they come back, instead of getting a visa here in advance, they will have to get one overseas at one of our embassies and consulates and then come back."