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S. 2245: KIWI Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 18, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2245

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 18, 2017

(for herself, Mr. Lee, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Gardner, Mr. McCain, and Mrs. Murray) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To include New Zealand in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E–1 and E–2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of New Zealand.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the KIWI Act.

2.

Nonimmigrant traders and investors

For purposes of clauses (i) and (ii) of section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)), New Zealand shall be considered to be a foreign state described in such section if the Government of New Zealand provides similar nonimmigrant status to nationals of the United States.