To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for new procedures pertaining to the processing of petitions and applications for immigrant or nonimmigrant visas or for immigration benefits, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 12, 2016
Length: 14 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on May 25, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
What legislators are saying
“Forbes, Goodlatte, and Gowdy Introduce Bill to Strengthen Visa Security”
— Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 12, 2016
May 12, 2016
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May 25, 2016
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H.R. 5203 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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