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Immigration restrictions are hurting the ballroom dancing business.


 With a shortage of U.S. ballroom dancers to work as instructors, studios have looked overseas. Tightened immigration restrictions, however, have made this more difficult. Redundant evidence requests and backlogs have lengthened the amount of time it takes to bring a hired dancer to the U.S., and even after approval, some are seeing their new dancers be detained at the airport and denied entry. There is demand for these workers, who would generally receive O-1 visas, indicating extraordinary ability in their field. Yet they are unsure what more they can do to show they should be granted a visa. The Department of State reported that there has been no policy change for O-1 visas

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