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S. 3245 (112th): A bill to extend by 3 years the authorization of the EB-5 Regional Center Program, the E-Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program.


The text of the bill below is as of May 24, 2012 (Introduced).


II

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3245

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Grassley) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To permanently reauthorize the EB–5 Regional Center Program, the E–Verify Program, the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program, and the Conrad State 30 J–1 Visa Waiver Program.

1.

Permanent reauthorization of EB–5 Regional Center Program

Section 610 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (8 U.S.C. 1153 note) is amended—

(1)

by striking pilot each place such term appears; and

(2)

in subsection (b), by striking until September 30, 2012.

2.

Permanent reauthorization of E–Verify

(a)

In general

Section 401 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking pilot;

(2)

in subsection (b)—

(A)

by striking the pilot programs and inserting the programs required under this subtitle; and

(B)

by striking Unless the Congress otherwise provides, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall terminate a pilot program on September 30, 2012.; and

(3)

in subsection (d)—

(A)

by redesignating paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), and (7) as paragraphs (4), (1), (5), (2), (3), (7), and (6), respectively; and

(B)

by amending paragraph (4), as redesignated, to read as follows:

(4)

Program

The term program means any of the 3 programs provided for under this subtitle.

.

(b)

Conforming amendments

Subtitle A of title IV of division C of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) is amended—

(1)

in section 402, by striking pilot each place such term appears; and

(2)

in section 403(a)(2)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by amending clause (i) to read as follows:

(i)

A document referred to in section 274A(b)(1)(B)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(b)(1)(B)(ii)) shall be designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security as suitable for the purpose of identification in a program provided for under this subtitle.

; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking pilot.

3.

Permanent reauthorization of Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program

Section 101(a)(27)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)) is amended—

(1)

in subclause (II), by striking before September 30, 2012,; and

(2)

in subclause (III), by striking before September 30, 2012,.

4.

Permanent reauthorization of Conrad State 30 J–1 Visa Waiver Program

Section 220(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (8 U.S.C. 1182 note) is amended by striking and before September 30, 2012.