S.1642 - A bill to extend the duration of the immigrant investor regional center pilot program for 5 additional years, and for other purposes.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 09/23/2003)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary | House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||10/22/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.|
|Notes:||Provisions incorporated in S. 1685, which became Public Law 108-156 on 12/3/2003.|
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Summary: S.1642 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (10/03/2003)
Amends the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993, with respect to the immigrant investor regional center pilot program, to: (1) extend such program for five years; (2) replace existing references to the Attorney General with the Secretary of Homeland Security; and (3) authorize employment creation immigrant visa priority to be given to aliens seeking entry under such program.
Directs the General Accounting Office to conduct a study of such program and report information concerning, among other things: (1) number, locality of settlement, and country of origin of immigrant investors, and the number of such individuals who have sought U.S. citizenship; and (2) types of commercial enterprises and types and numbers of created jobs.