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One Hundred Sixth Congress
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
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special
immigrant status for certain United States international broadcasting
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
(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,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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