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[Congressional Record: October 25, 2000 (Senate)]
[Page S11012-S11013]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr25oc00-229]                         



 
              AMENDING THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT

  Mrs. HUTCHISON. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
Senate now proceed to the immediate consideration of S. 3239, 
introduced earlier

[[Page S11013]]

today by Senators Helms and Kennedy.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 3239) to amend the Immigration and Nationality 
     Act to provide special immigrant status for certain United 
     States international broadcasting employees.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mrs. HUTCHISON. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the bill 
be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be laid upon 
the table, and that any statements relating to the bill be printed in 
the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The bill (S. 3239) was read the third time and passed, as follows:

                                S. 3239

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS FOR CERTAIN UNITED STATES 
                   INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING EMPLOYEES.

       (a) Special Immigrant Category.--Section 101(a)(27) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)) is 
     amended--
       (1) by striking ``or'' at the end of subparagraph (K);
       (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (L); 
     and
       (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
       ``(M) subject to the numerical limitations of section 
     203(b)(4), an immigrant who seeks to enter the United States 
     to work as a broadcaster in the United States for the 
     International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting Board 
     of Governors, or for a grantee of the Broadcasting Board of 
     Governors, and the immigrant's accompanying spouse and 
     children.''.
       (b) Numerical Limitations.--
       (1) In general.--Section 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and 
     Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(4)) is amended by inserting 
     before the period at the end the following: ``, and not more 
     than 100 may be made available in any fiscal year to special 
     immigrants, excluding spouses and children, who are described 
     in section 101(a)(27)(M)''.
       (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
     shall apply to visas made available in any fiscal year 
     beginning on or after October 1, 2000.

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