Senate Bill 3245, introduced by Sen. Leahy (D-VT) on May 24, 2012, provided for an extension of the following immigration-related programs:
- 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 Senate Bill 3245, which was amended to provide a 3-year extension of these four programs.