On September 28, 2012, President Obama signed S. 3245, introduced by Sen. Leahy (D-VT) on May 24, 2012, provides an extension of:
- EB-5 Regional Center program
- Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program
- Conrad State 30 J-1 Visa Waiver program
On August 2, 2012, the Senate passed S. 3245 with unanimous consent. The bill was amended to provide a 3-year extension of the four programs.
On September 13, 2012, the House passed S. 3245 by a vote of 412 to 3. On September 28, 2012, President Obama signed S. 3245 into law.