Senators Paul and Blumenthal Reintroduce Bill to Ease Family Visits to the U.S.

by | Nov 15, 2023 | News

Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have reintroduced the Temporary Family Visitation Act (TFVA), proposing a new B-3 nonimmigrant visa category. This bill aims to facilitate temporary visits to the U.S. by family members of American citizens and permanent residents, especially for significant family events like weddings, graduations, and funerals.

The TFVA seeks to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, creating a specific visa class under the B visa category. This will cater to relatives from countries outside the Visa Waiver Program, allowing a 90-day stay. The bill underscores the importance of family reunions in U.S. immigration policy and addresses gaps in the current system, which primarily allows family visits through B2 visas.

To ensure compliance, the TFVA mandates each petitioner to sign an affidavit of financial support and each applicant to purchase travel medical insurance for their stay. Additionally, to discourage visa overstays, the legislation prevents petitioners who previously sponsored relatives overstaying their authorized period from using the TFVA.

Senators Paul and Blumenthal emphasize that the TFVA will strengthen the U.S. economy through indirect spending and enhance family unity. This bipartisan effort reflects a commitment to simplifying the process for families to celebrate significant milestones together.

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