Testimony on the Current Visa System Before the House Committee on Government Reform

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 06051060 (posted May. 10, 2006)"

Yo-Yo Ma Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by Yo-Yo Ma, professional musician and member of the Silk Road Project, before the House Committee on Government Reform. Mr. Ma testified on "Concerns with Nonimmigrant Visa Processing and the Chilling Impact on Global Cultural Exchange."

Tony Edson Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by Tony Edson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Visa Services at the DOS, before the House Committee on Government Reform. Mr. Edson testified on DOS efforts to balance border security with openness to visitors.

Kevin Schofield Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by Kevin Schofield, General Manager for Strategy and Communications, Microsoft Research, before the House Committee on Government Reform. Mr. Schofield testified "On Facilitating Travel to the United States in the National Interest."

Dennis Slater Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by Dennis Slater, President of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, before the House Committee on Government Reform. Mr. Slater testified on problems with the visa process and how this has affected U.S. businesses and trade.

Sandra Gibson Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by Sandra Gibson, President and CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, before the House Committee on Government Reform. Ms. Dickson testified on "Concerns with Nonimmigrant Visa Processing and the Chilling Impact on Global Cultural Exchange."

GAO Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by the GAO before the House Committee on Government Reform. The GAO testimony suggested that a "Reassessment of Consular Resource Requirements Could Help Visa Delays."

Elizabeth Dickson Testimony Before the House Committee on Government Reform
April 4, 2006 testimony by Elizabeth Dickson, Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Immigration Subcommittee, before the House Committee on Government Reform. Ms. Dickson testified on “Balancing Openness & Security in Consular Processing.”

 
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