McMorris Helps Secure Visa for Musician to Perform at Local Charity Event

Jan 04, 2009


(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) announced today that her Spokane office successfully expedited and obtained a Visa for entertainer Jonathan Bos. A musician from Canada, Bos is scheduled to perform at the Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation charity event on Saturday in Okanogan. Although he applied for his Visa three months earlier, when he has still not received it a week before the event, Bos became nervous that he would be unable to perform.

“Part of my service to Eastern Washington includes offering special assistance to people with problems with the federal government,” said McMorris. “I was extremely pleased to hear that we were able to successfully obtain a Visa to allow Jon to perform and raise money for charity. In less then 24 hours my office was able to contact the United States Immigration Services and get the request to have the Visa expedited as well as the I-29 petition approved so the charity fundraiser could go on as planned.”

The Loup Loup Ski Education Foundation, a non-profit corporation, had already sold over 600 tickets for the event and the fundraising efforts would have been jeopardized if Bos was unable to perform. Bos has performed for the last three years at this charity event and has never had troubles obtaining a PS Visa, which allows foreign artists or entertainment groups to perform in the U.S.

The charity event includes live auction, food and entertainment. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at 5:00 pm at the Okanogan Fairgrounds Agriplex. Jon Bos specializes in today’s hit music, and plays everything from blues and country, to rock and pop.

McMorris offers specialized assistance to people of Eastern Washington on a number of specific areas including: academy nominations, flag requests, immigration, Medicare, passports, social security, student financial aid, and veteran services. Visit my website or call the Spokane Office at (509) 353-2374 to obtain a Request for Congressional Assistance form.

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