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Introduced in Senate (02/07/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 266


To provide for the inclusion of Israel in the visa waiver program, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 7, 2013

Mr. Wyden (for himself and Mr. Hatch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To provide for the inclusion of Israel 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 “Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Israel designated as a program country for visa waiver program.

(a) In general.—Beginning on the date described in section 3, Israel shall be deemed a program country for purposes of section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187).

(b) Exemption from application of certain requirements.—In the case of Israel, section 217(c)(2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187(c)(2)(A)) does not apply.

SEC. 3. Effective date; compliance requirements.

The date described in this section is the date on which the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, determines that the Government of Israel has complied with the following:

(1) The Government of Israel has complied with all of the requirements under section 217(c)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187), except the requirement referenced in section 2(b) of this Act.

(2) The Government of Israel has made every reasonable effort, without jeopardizing the security of the State of Israel, to ensure that reciprocal privileges are extended to all United States citizens.