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

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[H.R. 1923 Introduced in House (IH)]

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.


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                    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

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                                 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.''.
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