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--S.3239--

One Hundred Sixth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand

An Act

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special immigrant status for certain United States international broadcasting employees.

    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.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

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