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Disincentives for Foreign Artists Performing in the United States

Originally published on the Irish Fest Blog, 2017; with updates added in 2022

Milwaukee Irish Fest is concerned that complying with existing non-immigrant Visa, tax rules and associated costs is becoming an increasing challenge. Costs for foreign artists to get USCIS work permits and visas are casuing many of them to reconsider their plans to tour in the U.S. 

This article breaks down the costs and barriers foreign artists encounter just to be able to play for an American audience and why change should be implemented to better encourage cultural exchanges.

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