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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2218

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the eligibility of certain territories and regions for designation for participation in the visa waiver program and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 8, 2014

Ms. Hirono (for herself, Mr. Lee, Mr. Kirk, and Ms. Klobuchar) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the eligibility of certain territories and regions for designation for participation in the visa waiver program and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Subnational Visa Waiver Program Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Eligibility of certain territories and regions for designation for participation in visa waiver program.

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 TERRITORIES AND REGIONS FOR DESIGNATION AS PROGRAM COUNTRIES.—A territory or region of a country—

“(A) shall be eligible for designation as a program country for purposes of this subsection if such territory or region is accorded treatment under a particular law of the United States, or any provision thereof, different from that accorded to the country of which it is a part; and

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