US Republican to propose new Irish working visas

Irish Times | Sept 30, 2015

A Republican congressman intends to introduce a Bill that, if passed, would allow thousands of Irish to apply for new “E3” visas to live and work in the US, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said.

Mr Flanagan, on a visit to Washington, welcomed plans by Republican CongressmanJim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin to table the legislation for the visas for “a limited period of time for Irish people”.

Mr Sensenbrenner, a former chairman of the influential House judiciary committee, is expected to present his proposals in the Senate first, where he will seek up to 10,500 working E3 visas for the Irish.

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