G-IV Visa Relief Proposals: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Seventh Congress, Second Session on G-IV Visa Relief Proposals, February 1, 1982   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the opening statement of the Hon. Alan K. Simpson, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming, Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy: "Under existing law we have this particular situation. I think all of you here are aware of it where employees of certain international organizations and their families come to the United States on a type of non immigrant visa known as G-iv. Such organizations include the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, and Inter-American Development Bank. At the present time if such an employee dies or retires, the family is required to leave the United States and return to their native land, often on very short notice. In addition, adult sons and daughters must leave the United States when they have completed their education and have ceased being dependents of their parents. Frequently these family members have been out of touch with their home country for many years. For children the law can be particularly harsh. If they have grown up and gone to school here, they tend to become Americanized and often cannot even speak the native language of their parents." Materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Diego Asencio, Lloyd N. Cutler, Eugene R. Black, George David Woods, A. W. Clausen, Santiago Astrain, William P. Rogers, Henry A. Kissinger, Edmund S. Muskie, Cyrus Vance, G. William Miller, W. M. Blumenthal, George P. Shultz, William E. Simon, Elliot L. Richardson, Stanley R. Resor, David Rockefeller, Kaija Juusela, Sam Lin, Charles Mathias, Robert S. McNamara, Alan Nelson, Ingrid Schmedtje, Davidson Sommers, and John L. Stevenson.

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