Visas allow international firms to transfer employees to U.S.

On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a Policy Memorandum that provides guidance on the processing of the L-1B visa classification, which permits international companies to transfer employees who possess "specialized knowledge" from their foreign operations to their operations in the United States.

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy is interested in feedback on the numbers of small businesses that use the L-1B visa, the economic impact of these changes on these small businesses, and any possible alternatives to this guidance that may minimize the impacts of this guidance.

Comments are due on May 8, 2015, and can be sent to opefeedback@uscis.dhs.gov.

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