Allows New Zealanders to enter the US as traders and investors if New Zealand allows the same for US citizens.
Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act or the KIWI Act
This bill makes New Zealand nationals eligible to enter the United States as nonimmigrant traders and investors as provided for under the Immigration and Nationality Act if New Zealand provides reciprocal nonimmigrant treatment to U.S. nationals.
Original sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]
Passed House by voice vote.
Passed Senate by unanimous consent.
Related bill: HR 3324 (Identical bill; did not pass the House)