(and personal knowledge about the expertise of the individual whose application is being reviewed) to aid consular officials in accurately and efficiently determining the existence of a real security threat.

Skills-Based Preferential Processing for Visas

The committee recommends that the President’s Executive Order institute a new skills-based, preferential processing with respect to visa applications. The visa applications of scientists and engineers should be given priority. Graduate-level education and science and engineering skills should substantially raise an applicant’s chances and priority in obtaining U.S. citizenship.16


Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Action C-6.

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