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Immigration Reform and US-NZ Relations

The U.S. Congress is considering a  broad range of reforms to America’s immigration laws.  One important part of the debate concerns visas for highly-skilled workers, “treaty traders” (E-1 visas), and “treaty investors” (E-2 visas).  Countries such as Ireland and South Korea have successfully lobbied the Senate to include provisions that would allow more nationals to travel to and work in the United States.

The US | NZ Council believes that immigration reform offers an important opportunity to strengthen US-NZ commercial and cultural relations by ensuring maximum freedom for businesses with interests in both countries.

The US | NZ Council has sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to extend trader and investor visas to nationals of New Zealand.  We strongly endorse such legislation as part of any efforts to reform
U.S. immigration laws.  To read the letter, please click below.

US | NZ Council Letter

Additionally, Guy Horrocks, a young New Zealand entrepreneur who participated in the recent 2013 US-NZ Pacific Partnership Forum, has been advocating for legislation that would better allow the interaction of US-NZ markets by lifting barriers to the movement of people between the two countries.

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