US Senators Scott Brown (R-MA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) have introduced the Irish Immigration Reform and Encouragement (IRE) Act of 2011, which adds the Republic of Ireland to the E-3 visa program, providing 10,500 employment visas that have no limit on the number of renewals allowed.
"This legislation rectifies the decades-long plight by including the Irish in a special visa program that encourages their skilled workers to come to our shores," said Senator Brown in a statement. “Legal immigration is the foundation of America, and we must continue to find ways to improve our visa and green card programs, especially when it comes to the treatment of our strongest allies and closest friends.”
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