Text: H.R.1923 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/09/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1923


To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the eligibility of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for designation for participation in the visa waiver program for certain visitors to the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 9, 2013

Mr. Amodei (for himself, Ms. Chu, Ms. Titus, Mr. Heck of Nevada, Mr. Horsford, Mr. Grimm, Ms. Gabbard, Mr. Schock, and Mrs. Napolitano) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the eligibility of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for designation for participation in the visa waiver program for certain visitors to the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Eligibility of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for designation for participation in visa waiver program for certain visitors to the United States.

Section 217(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(12) ELIGIBILITY OF CERTAIN REGION FOR DESIGNATION AS PROGRAM COUNTRY.—The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China—

“(A) shall be eligible for designation as a program country for purposes of this subsection; and

“(B) may be designated as a program country for purposes of this subsection if such region meets requirements applicable for such designation in this subsection.”.