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Everything you need to know about the new US work visas for Irish people

ON November 30th 2018, NEWS came through that Irish citizens could soon get access to thousands more US working visas. 

It came as a result of a bill that would allow Irish citizens avail of surplus E-3 visas that are specifically for Australians. The visas are for two years but can be extended indefinitely. 

The bipartisan bill passed the US House of Representatives without the need for a vote so it goes next to the US Senate.

Chicago-based Senator Billy Lawless of Seanad Éireann has been lobbying for the bill and told TheJournal.ie that it’s possible it could be introduced as early as tomorrow. 

The bill is being fast-tracked and because of that it needs 100% support to pass the Senate

Lawless says the bill will be questioned by US Senators and he’s remaining “cautious” about its progress but hopes it will not encounter any major issues.