IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
December 18, 2017
Ms. Hirono (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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the
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.