The following is from an article on the Grammys:
The 24-year-old singer-somgwriter [Amy Winehouse]'s personal life has fallen apart over the past year as her career blossomed. As the ceremony approached, suspense built over whether she would appear. She was rejected Thursday for a U.S. work visa, and Grammy producers arranged for her to perform via telecast. Soon afterward, the U.S. government reversed itself and approved Winehouse, but it was too late for her to make the cross-continental trek.
Someone, please tell me that Amy Winehouse missed the Grammys for a reason other than a stupid bureaucratic rule. But if that is really what happened, then please tell me that the actual legal issue wasn't whether she could "work" by singing Rehab.
Surely our government isn't that crazy.
(This is why I'm not in favor of the feds "securing our borders.")