Published Date:  

2007-04-12 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would authorize the granting of “special immigrant” status for 500 Afghanis or Iraqis working as translators or interpreters with Federal agencies in Iraq or Afghanistan (current limit is 50 and only translators working with U.S. Armed Forces are eligible) in fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009, then would return the annual limit to 50 for subsequent fiscal years; would exempt these “special immigrant” translators and interpreters from employment-based immigration caps; and would allow these “special immigrants” to adjust to lawful permanent resident status.

A bill to increase the number of Iraqi and Afghani translators and interpreters who may be admitted to the United States as special immigrants.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose
Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Lugar [R-IN, 1977-2013] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 1104

Chamber:  

Senate