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H.R. 2877: To add Ireland to the E-3 nonimmigrant visa program.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 6, 2020 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                   116TH CONGRESS
                                                                      1ST SESSION
                                                                                                         H. R. 2877
                                                                                     To add Ireland to the E–3 nonimmigrant visa program.




                                                                                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                          MAY 21, 2019
                                                                     Mr. NEAL        introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee
                                                                                                         on the Judiciary




                                                                                                             A BILL
                                                                         To add Ireland to the E–3 nonimmigrant visa program.

                                                                     1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                     2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                     3     SECTION 1. E–3 VISAS FOR IRISH NATIONALS.

                                                                     4              (a) IN GENERAL.—Section 101(a)(15)(E)(iii) of the
                                                                     5 Immigration                       and           Nationality                Act           (8    U.S.C.
                                                                     6 1101(a)(15)(E)(iii)) is amended by inserting ‘‘or, on a
                                                                     7 basis of reciprocity as determined by the Secretary of
                                                                     8 State, a national of Ireland,’’ after ‘‘Australia’’.
                                                                     9              (b) EMPLOYER REQUIREMENTS.—Section 212 of the
                                                                   10 Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182) is
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                                                                   11 amended—



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2 1 (1) by redesignating the second subsection (t) 2 (as added by section 1(b)(2)(B) of Public Law 108– 3 449 (118 Stat. 3470)) as subsection (u); and 4 (2) by adding at the end of subsection (t)(1) 5 (as added by section 402(b)(2) of Public Law 108– 6 77 (117 Stat. 941)) the following: 7 ‘‘(E) In the case of an attestation filed with re- 8 spect to a national of Ireland described in section 9 101(a)(15)(E)(iii), the employer is, and will remain 10 during the period of authorized employment of such 11 Irish national, a participant in good standing in the 12 E-Verify program described in section 403(a) of the 13 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Respon- 14 sibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note).’’. 15 (c) APPLICATION ALLOCATION.—Paragraph (11) of 16 section 214(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 17 U.S.C. 1184(g)(11)) is amended to read as follows: 18 ‘‘(11)(A) The Secretary of State may approve 19 initial applications submitted for aliens described in 20 section 101(a)(15)(E)(iii) only as follows: 21 ‘‘(i) For applicants who are nationals of 22 the Commonwealth of Australia, not more than 23 10,500 for a fiscal year. 24 ‘‘(ii) For applicants who are nationals of kjohnson on DSK79L0C42 with BILLS 25 Ireland, not more than a number equal to the •HR 2877 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 22:16 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 089200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H2877.IH H2877
3 1 difference between 10,500 and the number of 2 applications approved in the prior fiscal year 3 for aliens who are nationals of the Common- 4 wealth of Australia. 5 ‘‘(B) The approval of an application described 6 under subparagraph (A)(ii) shall be deemed for nu- 7 merical control purposes to have occurred on Sep- 8 tember 30 of the prior fiscal year. 9 ‘‘(C) The numerical limitation under subpara- 10 graph (A) shall only apply to principal aliens and 11 not to the spouses or children of such aliens.’’. Æ kjohnson on DSK79L0C42 with BILLS •HR 2877 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 22:16 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 089200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H2877.IH H2877