EXECUTIVE ORDER EO 92-09
CERTIFICATION OF AREAS OF HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT AS PRESCRIBED
BY THE IMMIGRATION ACT OF 1990
The Immigration Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-649, 104 Stat. 4978) authorizes an "employment creation" visa to encourage investment by alien entrepreneurs in targeted employment areas. The Act also requires the state government to designate a government entity to certify that areas qualify as high-unemployment areas.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, and in accordance with the charge to state government contained in the Immigration Act of 1990, do hereby designate the Employment Security Department as the state agency responsible for certifying that geographic or political subdivisions of a non-rural area within the state qualify as areas of high unemployment as Prescribed by the Immigration Act of 1990.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
set my hand and caused the seal of the State
of Washington to be affixed at Olympia
this 26th day of October A.D., Nineteen hundred and ninety-two.
Governor of Washington
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State
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