46 U.S. Code § 8704 - Alien deemed to be employed in the United States

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An alien is deemed to be employed in the United States for purposes of section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a) if the alien is an unlicensed individual employed on a fishing, fish processing, or fish tender vessel that—
(1) is a vessel of the United States engaged in the fisheries in the navigable waters of the United States or the exclusive economic zone; and
(2) is not engaged in fishing exclusively for highly migratory species (as that term is defined in section 3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 100–239, § 5(f)(1),Jan. 11, 1988, 101 Stat. 1781; amended Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(a) [title II, § 211(b)], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009, 3009–41.)
Amendments

1996—Par. (2). Pub. L. 104–208substituted “Magnuson-Stevens Fishery” for “Magnuson Fishery”.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–208, div. A, title I, § 101(a) [title II, § 211(b)], Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009, 3009–41, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective 15 days after Oct. 11, 1996.
Construction

Pub. L. 100–239, § 5(f)(3),Jan. 11, 1988, 101 Stat. 1781, provided that: “With respect to an alien who is deemed to be employed in the United States under section 8704 of title 46, United States Code (as amended by this subsection), the term ‘date of the enactment of this section’ [translated as “November 6, 1986”] as used in section 274A(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act [former 8 U.S.C. 1324a (i)] means the date 180 days after the enactment of this section [Jan. 11, 1988].”

 

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