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H.R.1966: Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Donna M.C. Christensen, D-Virgin Islands
Total Cosponsors 21 (20 Democrats, 1 Independent)
Introduced May 14, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Summary

Virgin Islands Visa Waiver Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a visa waiver program for the United States Virgin Islands for a national of a country that is a member or an associate member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) listed in regulations under this Act and who is applying for admission as a nonimmigrant business or pleasure visitor solely for entry into and stay in the United States Virgin Islands for not more than 30 days, if the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) determines that such waiver does not represent a threat to the welfare or security of the United States or its territories and commonwealths.

Directs the Secretary to suspend the admission of nationals of a country if such admissions have resulted in an unacceptable number of visitors remaining unlawfully in the United States Virgin Islands, unlawfully obtaining entry to other parts of the United States, or seeking withholding of removal or asylum, or that visitors ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
May 14, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.