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Immigration reform includes E3 visa reform!

The E3 visa is for Australian citizens only at the moment.  Comprehensive immigration reform amends the Act to include Ireland now.  In other words, once the bill is enacted, citizens of Ireland will be able to apply for E3 visas.  It also seems to allow less than high requirements to be eligible. This is a great addition to immigration reform as there has been much discussion and bills on this issue over the last few years.   Below is the specific text from the bill.

101(a)(15)(E)(iii) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(E)(iii)) is amended by inserting ‘‘, or solely to perform services as an employee and who has at least a high school education or its equivalent, or has, within 5 years, at least 2 years of work experience in an occupation which requires at least 2 years of training or experience if the alien is a national of the Republic of Ireland,’’ after ‘‘Australia’’.

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