H.R. 5570 (110th): Religious Worker Visa Extension Act of 2008

Mar 10, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Passed House)
Zoe Lofgren
Representative for California's 16th congressional district
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Last Updated
Aug 01, 2008
3 pages
Related Bills
S. 3606 (Related)
Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act

Signed by the President
Oct 10, 2008


This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 15, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced Mar 10, 2008
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2008
Reported by Committee Apr 02, 2008
Passed House Apr 15, 2008
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the special immigrant nonminister religious worker program, and for other purposes.


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House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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4/15/2008--Passed House amended.
Religious Worker Visa Extension Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue final regulations to eliminate or reduce fraud in the special immigrant non-minister religious worker program by December 31, 2008.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to: (1) extend the special immigrant program for non-minister religious workers until January 1, 2010; and (2) extend the program until January 1, 2016, (to be effective March 1, 2009) if the Secretary issues such final regulations by December 31, 2008.
Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security to report to Congress on such regulations' effectiveness by September 30, 2010. Requires that such report shall include an analysis of a random sample of non-minister special immigrant religious workers, before their second anniversary of being admitted, to determine whether they are still employed by the religious organization that petitioned for them, and if not, the reasons for their departure from such employment.

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