H.R. 4832 (108th): Freedom of the Press Reinforcement Act

108th Congress, 2003–2004. Text as of Jul 14, 2004 (Introduced).

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108th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4832

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 14, 2004

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit representatives of the foreign press to enter the United States under the visa waiver program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Freedom of the Press Reinforcement Act.

2.

Application of visa waiver program to representatives of foreign press

(a)

Application of program

Section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(i)

Special rule for foreign press

An alien may be classified as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(B) for purposes of this section, notwithstanding that the alien is a representative of foreign press, radio, film, or other foreign information media seeking to enter the United States to engage in such vocation.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 101(a)(15)(B) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(B)) is amended by inserting after unskilled labor or the following: , except as provided in section 217(i),.