S. 3257 (110th): Legal Immigration Extension Act of 2008

110th Congress, 2007–2009. Text as of Jul 14, 2008 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).

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Calendar No. 875

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3257

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 11, 2008

(for himself and Mr. Hagel) introduced the following bill; which was read the first time

July 14, 2008

Read the second time and placed on the calendar

A BILL

To extend immigration programs to promote legal immigration and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Legal Immigration Extension Act of 2008.

2.

Extension of EB–5 regional center pilot program

Subsection (b) of section 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102–395; 8 U.S.C. 1153 note) is amended by striking shall set aside and all that follows through eligible for admission and inserting shall set aside 3,000 visas annually for 20 years to include such aliens as are eligible for admission.

3.

Extension of Conrad State 30 Program

Subsection (c) of section 220 of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (Public Law 103–416; 8 U.S.C. 1182 note) is amended by striking June 1, 2008 and inserting June 1, 2013.

4.

Special immigrant nonminister religious worker program

(a)

Regulations

Not later than December 31, 2008, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall issue final regulations to eliminate or reduce fraud related to the granting of special immigrant status for special immigrants described in subclause (II) or (III) of section 101(a)(27)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)).

(b)

Extension

Subclause (II) and subclause (III) of section 101(a)(27)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)) are amended by striking October 1, 2008, both places such term appears and inserting October 1, 2011,.

(c)

Report

Not later than September 30, 2010, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security shall submit to Congress a report on the effectiveness of the regulations described in subsection (a).

5.

Extension of the E-Verify program

(a)

Extension

Subsection (b) of section 401 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (division C of Public Law 104–208; 8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended by striking at the end of the 11-year period beginning on the first day the pilot program is in effect. and inserting not later than December 31, 2013..

(b)

Designation of E-Verify program

Title IV of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (division C of Public Law 104–208; 8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1) of section 401(c), by striking basic pilot and inserting E-Verify;

(2)

in section 403—

(A)

in subsection (a)—

(i)

in the heading, by striking Basic pilot and inserting E-Verify; and

(ii)

in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking basic pilot and inserting E-Verify;

(B)

in paragraph (1) of subsection (b), by striking basic pilot and inserting E-Verify; and

(C)

in paragraph (1) of subsection (c), by striking basic pilot and inserting E-Verify; and

(3)

in paragraph (2) of section 405(b), by striking basic pilot and inserting E-Verify.

July 14, 2008

Read the second time and placed on the calendar