Text: H.R.5496 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/19/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5496


To include Iceland in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of Iceland, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 19, 2019

Ms. Pingree (for herself, Mr. Young, Mr. Larsen of Washington, and Mr. Courtney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To include Iceland in the list of foreign states whose nationals are eligible for admission into the United States as E1 and E2 nonimmigrants if United States nationals are treated similarly by the Government of Iceland, 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 “Iceland Commercial and Economic Leadership for Arctic and National Development Act” or the “ICELAND Act”.

SEC. 2. Nonimmigrant traders and investors.

For purposes of clauses (i) and (ii) of section 101(a)(15)(E) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)), Iceland shall be considered to be a foreign state described in such section if the Government of Iceland provides similar nonimmigrant status to nationals of the United States.


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