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H.R. 899: Religious Worker Visa Reciprocity Act of 2015

Title: Religious Worker Visa Reciprocity Act of 2015

Introduced: Feb 11, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Steve A. King [R-IA4]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Summary: Religious Worker Visa Reciprocity Act of 2015 Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from approving a petition for classification of an alien as a special immigrant religious worker/minister if the Secretary has determined that the alien's country of nationality: is identified as a Country of Particular Concern or a country where religious freedom is of significant interest in the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report, or does not extend reciprocal immigration treatment to U.S. nationals who are seeking resident status in order to work in a religious vocation or occupation.

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