H.R. 1966: Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act of 2013

Introduced:
May 14, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Donna Christensen
Delegate for Virgin Islands At Large
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 14, 2013
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5875 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 31, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 14, 2013
Referred to Committee May 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To establish a visa waiver program for the United States Virgin Islands.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (21D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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5/14/2013--Introduced.
Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a visa waiver program for the United States Virgin Islands for a national of a country that is a member or an associate member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) listed in regulations under this Act and who is applying for admission as a nonimmigrant business or pleasure visitor solely for entry into and stay in the United States Virgin Islands for not more than 30 days, if the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) determines that such waiver does not represent a threat to the welfare or security of the United States or its territories and commonwealths.
Directs the Secretary to suspend the admission of nationals of a country if such admissions have resulted in an unacceptable number of visitors remaining unlawfully in the United States Virgin Islands, unlawfully obtaining entry to other parts of the United States, or seeking withholding of removal or asylum, or that visitors from such country pose a risk to law enforcement or security interests of the United States Virgin Islands or of the United States.
Authorizes the Secretary to suspend the program at any time, on a country-by-country basis, for other good cause.
Provides for the addition of program countries.

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