'Roma' actor may miss Oscars due to problems obtaining visa
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A Mexican actor who played a role in the critically acclaimed film "Roma" may not attend the Academy Awards this year due to problems trying to obtain a visa. 

Jorge Antonio Guerrero has said that he's been denied entry into the U.S. three times, according to Vanity Fair. The actor told Quién that he was first denied entry at the beginning of 2018, and that he was denied entry again in November after attempting to attend one of the red carpet events for the film. 


Guerrero said he then went to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico with a letter saying that he'd be expected to travel to award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars. But the actor was denied entry again. 

"Expressly, I took a letter that they did not want to read. In my second attempt, they said that I was going to work, and I answered no, that I was going as a guest. And this last attempt was unmemorable, it seemed that there was even an anger on the part of the young lady who interviewed me," he said in the interview, according to a translation from the website. 

Guerrero remains optimistic that he will be in the U.S. when the 91st Academy Awards are held in late February. 

"I want to think that, because if we could find a way for a consular officer or someone in the embassy to read those letters of invitation, one could understand the artistic figure that I have and the cultural exchange that is brewing between two nations," he told Quien. 

Representatives for "Roma" did not respond to a request for comment from Vanity Fair. The public affairs office for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

Vanity Fair noted that international actors have run into similar problems before. After President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE instituted a travel ban against several nations in 2017, two individuals involved in the making of the Syrian documentary "The White Helmets" were unable to attend the Oscars. 

"Roma," a drama written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was nominated for 10 Academy Awards earlier this month.