S.744 Immigration bill - Sec. 2306: NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS ON INDIVIDUAL FOREIGN STATES
Posted Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 4:56 pm
- (a) Numerical Limitation to Any Single Foreign State- Section 202(a)(2) (8 U.S.C. 1152(a)(2)) is amended--
- (1) in the paragraph heading, by striking `AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED';
- (2) by striking `(3), (4), and (5),' and inserting `(3) and (4),';
- (3) by striking `subsections (a) and (b) of section 203' and inserting `section 203(a)';
- (4) by striking `7' and inserting `15'; and
- (5) by striking `such subsections' and inserting `such section'.
- (b) Conforming Amendments- Section 202 (8 U.S.C. 1152) is amended--
- (1) in subsection (a)--
- (A) in paragraph (3), by striking `both subsections (a) and (b) of section 203' and inserting `section 203(a)'; and
- (B) by striking paragraph (5); and
- (2) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:
- `(e) Special Rules for Countries at Ceiling- If it is
determined that the total number of immigrant visas made available under
section 203(a) to natives of any single foreign state or dependent area
will exceed the numerical limitation specified in subsection (a)(2) in
any fiscal year, in determining the allotment of immigrant visa numbers
to natives under section 203(a), visa numbers with respect to natives of
that state or area shall be allocated (to the extent practicable and
otherwise consistent with this section and section 203) in a manner so
that, except as provided in subsection (a)(4), the proportion of the
visa numbers made available under each of paragraphs (1) through (4) of
section 203(a) is equal to the ratio of the total number of visas made
available under the respective paragraph to the total number of visas
made available under section 203(a).'.
- (c) Country-specific Offset- Section 2 of the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 (8 U.S.C. 1255 note) is amended--
- (1) in subsection (a), by striking `subsection (e))' and inserting `subsection (d))'; and
- (2) by striking subsection (d) and redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (d).
- (d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall take effect 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.
NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS ON INDIVIDUAL FOREIGN STATES