My cousin and his mother were denied B2 visa last year (Dec'10). They were planning to come for my graduation ceremony and I had provided them with invitation letter from my university.
Now their family wants to apply for B2 visa, including father and sister. In their family, their mother is a house wife, sister (21) is pursuing MBA (first year) and the brother (24) is working with their father (family business). Please help us with the following questions:
i) Is the risk worth taking?
ii) Can the rejection from last year affect this decision (for 2 of 'em or entire family?)?
iii) Is informing the officer about your relatives settled in US not advisable? They would simply state that the purpose of trip is tourism, which is true also.