On November 17th, the International Business Affairs Committee held a conference call meeting with staff from the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services in Washington D.C. The committee shared the Chamber’s position on immigration issues and discussed the region’s interests and concerns. The Chamber followed up requesting clarification and information on the following topics:
- Information on a merit-based system’s priorities
- Appeal processing time
- Clarification on visa options and procedures for small businesses with no access to legal advice
- Information on the public comment period for the entrepreneur role
- Clarification on the immigration process for unwed mothers’ babies born outside of the U.S.
The Chamber will continue to follow up with USCIS and share any updated information as it becomes available.