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Public Law No: 106-536 (11/22/2000)

 
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  SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS FOR U.S. INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING EMPLOYEE

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Public Law 106-536
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
       To amend the Immigration and <<NOTE: Nov. 22, 2000 -  [S. 
3239]>> 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)''.

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            (2) Effective <<NOTE: Applicability. 8 USC 1153 
        note.>> date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) shall apply 
        to visas made available in any fiscal year beginning on or after 
        October 1, 2000.

    Approved November 22, 2000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3239:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            Oct. 25, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 31, considered and passed House.

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