I encourage you to sign a petition urging the Obama Administration to reinstate reissuance of nonimmigrant visas within the USA, a practice that was discontinued in 2004. If the petition receives 100,000 on-line signatures by February 23, the Administration has promised to review it, send it to the appropriate policy experts in the administration, and issue an official response.
Signing the petition takes only a few minutes. Registration requires only your first and last name and an email address. Entering your zip code is optional. Once you receive a reply to your email account, you sign in and click on the petition. The website reveals only the initials of those who’ve signed the petition and, for those who entered their zip code, their city.
Here is a link to the petition and instructions how to register and sign:
Please consider signing and spreading the word.