So my parents applied for their second 10 year visa online. While applying through dropbox, my father's was called for interview with a request for CV. He is 73 years old. The fact that he worked in Saudi and OMan might have triggered that. Anyway he got his 10 year visa. My mom went for her interview as her dropbox also resulted in an interview at Chennai Consulate. Background: in 2015, they were supposed to depart on Dec 3rd to Chennai but their flights were cancelled by BA due to Chennai Floods resulting in closure of Chennai Airport for 4 days and re-booked a week later (which was 1 day past their visa expiration). During their subsequent US trip in 2016 August, at port-of-entry, their visa was cancelled due to their overstay but allowed to enter US for 6 months. It was their 9 year since they got their visa anyway and had to re-apply. Their last trip was their 8th trip in 10 years and the only one where they overstayed by 1 day. Mom's Interview Per my mother the consular officer (lady) asked her what she does in US and my mom said she spends time with grandkids, son etc. The officer remarked that you stay the full 6 months each time. Officer asked how many children and my mom remarked just my son. Then was asked if she had any property for which she told yes and proceeded to show the papers but was told no need. Then the officer also asked why she broke the rules and overstayed. My mom said because of Chennai floods. Then the officer remarked that you entered the US even after your visa was cancelled for which she explained it (but forgot to show the paperwork that DHS gave at PoE). The officer in the end told my mother that she broke the rule and overstayed. She has a 214(b) rejection. My Plan 1) Write a letter that there has been some confusion on the circumstances that led to the overstay by 1 day and seek visa again 2) Me writing a letter that my mother would love to join my dad to spend time with grandchildren and also that my parents don't want to settle here in the US due to my mothers 5 siblings and her mother whom she wants to visit and be in touch with etc. 3) Provide the letter that DHS provided to each of my parents when they entered last time when their visas were cancelled 4) Apply for new visa application again Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Am I missing anything? Anyone in similar boat that has any pointers?