Comments to U.S. State Department on Visas for Temporary Visitors

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 5:45pm

On December 21, 2020, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce submitted comments to the U.S. Department of State regarding the notice of proposed rulemaking 85 Fed. Reg. 66878 on "Visas: Temporary Visitors for Business or Pleasure". The. U.S. Chamber of Commerce is concerned about the negative impacts the elimination of the B-1 in lieu of H Nonimmigrant Visa (BILOH) policy would have on their businesses. We urge the State Department to rethink its current approach, as the wholesale elimination of this longstanding policy it seeks to impose will likely result in negative unintended consequences for the American businesses impacted by this policy change and the American workers employed by these companies.