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H.R.215: Baseball Diplomacy Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||international affairs|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||José E. Serrano, D-N.Y.|
|Introduced||Jan. 4, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Jan. 25, 2013|
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- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Baseball Diplomacy Act - Waives certain foreign assistance and trade and travel prohibitions against Cuba under specified federal law regarding Cuban nationals who: (1) enter the United States on a visa to play organized professional baseball, and (2) return to Cuba with their baseball earnings. States that such visa shall be valid only for the duration of the season and need not be renewed as long as the player remains with the same team.
Prohibits the President from denying visas to such nationals based upon authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to restrict any entry of aliens or class of aliens that would be detrimental to U.S. interests.
Declares that this Act shall not be affected by the economic embargo requirements against Cuba under the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Jan. 25, 2013||Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.|
|Jan. 4, 2013||Referred to House Judiciary|
|Jan. 4, 2013||Referred to House Foreign Affairs|