H. R. 1812
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 26, 2013
Mr. Roskam(for himself,Mr. Moran,Mr. Holding,Mr. Royce,Mr. Franks of Arizona,Mr. Ross,Mr. Polis, andMr. Smith of Washington) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on the Judiciary
To provide high-skilled visas for nationals of the Republic of Korea, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Partner with Korea
Reciprocal visas for nationals of South Korea
Section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act( 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E) )is amended—
inclause (ii), by
by adding at the
or (iv) solely to perform services in a specialty occupation in the
United States if the alien is a national of the Republic of Korea and with
respect to whom theSecretary of Labordetermines and certifies to theSecretary of Homeland Securityand theSecretary of Statethat the intending
employer has filed with theSecretary of Laboran attestation undersection
Section 214(g) of such Act( 8 U.S.C. 1184(g) )is amended by adding at the end the following:
TheSecretary of Statemay not approve a number of initial applications submitted for aliens described insection 101(a)(15)(E)(iv)that is more than the applicable numerical limitations set out in this paragraph.
The applicable numerical limitation referred to insubparagraph (A)is 15,000 for each fiscal year.
The applicable numerical limitation referred to insubparagraph (A)shall only apply to principal aliens and not the spouses or children of such aliens.
Specialty occupation defined
Section 214(i)(1) of such Act(8 U.S.C.
1184(i)(1))is amended by striking
section 101(a)(15)(E)(iii),and inserting
clauses (iii)and(iv) of section
or section 101(a)(15)(E)(iii)each place it appears and
orclause (iii)or(iv) of section 101(a)(15)(E)
(3)(C)(i)(II),(3)(C)(ii)(II), and(3)(C)(iii)(II), by striking
101(a)(15)(E)(iii)each place it appears.