Wednesday, May 25, 2022
HomeState of NHGovernor Chris Sununu to Meet with US State Department Officials

Governor Chris Sununu to Meet with US State Department Officials

Published on

On May 11, Governor Chris Sununu met with officials from the United States State Department in Washington to press the need for the administration to take the necessary, immediate steps to ensure a timely, sufficient, and smooth process for J-1 Visas for the BridgeUSA program participants.

Ahead of his visit, the Governor co-authored a bipartisan letter with Governor Janet Mills (ME) and Governor Spencer Cox (UT) last week on the vital need for a swift process this year. The Governors wrote, “For these valuable programs to function this year, we request that uniform guidance be issued directing our embassies and consulates make timely visa interview appointments available to J-1 Visa applicants in adequate volume, to waive in-person interviews when reasonable, and not place limitations on the numbers of applicants that can be processed below comparable 2019 levels. After two years, the program, participants, hosts and sponsor community cannot sustain another year of delays and limitations without causing irreparable harm to the image of the program, reputation of the United States, and further economic damage to U.S. businesses and camps across the country. The timeline is crucial, and we ask that you issue this guidance as soon as possible.”

While in Washington, the Governor will also attend the annual American Task Force on Lebanon (ATFL) Dinner on Wednesday, May 11 where he will be honored with the Philip Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service. The Governor has attended the annual ATFL dinner in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Latest articles

Governor Sununu Proclaims May 2022 Lyme Disease Awareness Month In New Hampshire

Earlier this month, Governor Chris Sununu proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in...

Clear Choice MD urgent care to replace former Friendly’s restaurant

Clear Choice MD urgent care will be opening a new location at 77 South...

City of Rochester cuts ribbon at new Public Works Facility

On Friday, May 20th, The City of Rochester held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the...

Franklin Gallery to present works by Ron and Diane St. Jean

The Franklin Gallery at RiverStones Custom Framing, 33 N. Main Street in Rochester, will...

More like this

Governor Sununu Proclaims May 2022 Lyme Disease Awareness Month In New Hampshire

Earlier this month, Governor Chris Sununu proclaimed May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in...

Clear Choice MD urgent care to replace former Friendly’s restaurant

Clear Choice MD urgent care will be opening a new location at 77 South...

City of Rochester cuts ribbon at new Public Works Facility

On Friday, May 20th, The City of Rochester held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the...