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S. 3245 – 3-year Extension of EB-5, E-Verify, Religious Worker, and Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver (Updated 9/28/12)

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12080343 (posted Sep. 28, 2012)"

S. 3245, introduced by Sen. Leahy (D-VT) on May 24, 2012, provides an extension of:

  1. EB-5 Regional Center program
  2. E-Verify
  3. Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program
  4. Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program

On August 2, 2012, the Senate passed S. 3245 with unanimous consent. The bill was amended to provide a 3-year extension of the four programs.

On September 13, 2012, the House passed S. 3245 by a vote of 412 to 3. The measure now goes to the President for signature.

On September 28, 2012, President Obama signed S. 3245 into law.