Summary: H.R.3511 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3511. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/24/1989)

NP-5 Program Amendments of 1989 - Amends the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 to extend the NP-5 visa program through FY 1995. (Such program provides 15,000 additional visas annually to nationals of countries adversely affected by the 1965 Immigration Act.)

Revises such program's visa lottery to award visas on the basis of application chronology. Voids the application of an alien who submits multiple petitions. Requires the Secretary of State to report to the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the lottery's implementation.

Provides, with regard to such program, for: (1) definition of "adversely affected foreign state"; (2) waiver of the two-year home country residency requirement for certain temporary residents; (3) carryover of unused visas; and (4) no denial of visa for failure to have U.S. employment.

Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a country by country study of consular visa denials and report to the appropriate congressional committees.