S.775 - Religious Worker Visa Improvement Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT] (Introduced 03/30/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/30/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.775 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/30/2017)
Religious Worker Visa Improvement Act
This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit a consular officer from issuing a nonimmigrant R-visa (for a religious worker and accompanying or joining spouse or child), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from granting such status, to an alien until DHS has approved a petition filed on the alien's behalf.
An eligible petitioner may file a blanket petition, in lieu of individual petitions, on behalf of aliens meeting
DHS may only include in approval of a blanket petition missionary service locations for which DHS has previously conducted a site inspection in connection with an individual petition for a religious worker.
A petitioner may file a petition at any time to amend the list of previously authorized missionary service locations.