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NFTC Urges Administration to Reconsider Non-Immigrant Visa Suspensions

Washington D.C. – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Rufus Yerxa today issued the following statement regarding an Executive Order signed yesterday suspending non-immigrant visas to the U.S.:

"NFTC has long championed the ability of American companies to hire the best and the brightest individuals from around the world. It has always been our belief that the temporary entry of workers and students makes America more competitive.

"At a time when we ought to be seeking ways to rebuild and strengthen our economy, the administration's actions will do the opposite and will instead severely limit our ability to recover from this pandemic. Orders such as this one inhibit our long-term competitiveness and will do nothing but benefit other countries who are poised to welcome global talent with open arms."


About the NFTC
Serving America's Global Businesses Since 1914- The National Foreign Trade Council ( is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules- based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves its member companies through its office in Washington D.C.

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