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Johnson 1 Amendment Vote for Border Security and Immigration Reform Act

Johnson 1 Amendment Vote For Border Security and Immigration Reform Act  

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I move the following amendment to this billl, to be added to Title I:



Section 4:  VISA Security

4.1

Electronic passport screening and biometric matching

(a)

In general

Subtitle C of title IV of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 231 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new sections:

4.2

Electronic passport screening and biometric matching

(a)

In general

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this section, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall—

(1)

screen electronic passports at airports of entry by reading each such passport’s embedded chip; and

(2)

to the greatest extent practicable, utilize facial recognition technology or other biometric technology, as determined by the Commissioner, to screen travelers at United States airports of entry.

(b)

Applicability

(1)

Electronic passport screening

Paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall apply to passports belonging to individuals who are United States citizens, individuals who are nationals of a program country pursuant to section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187), and individuals who are nationals of any other foreign country that issues electronic passports.

(2)

Facial recognition matching

Paragraph (2) of subsection (a) shall apply to individuals who are nationals of a program country pursuant to section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

4.3.

Continuous screening by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall, in a risk-based manner, continuously screen individuals issued any visa, and individuals who are nationals of a program country pursuant to section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, who are present, or will soon be arriving, in the United States, against the appropriate criminal, national security, and terrorism databases maintained by the Federal Government.

 

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4.4:

Reporting of visa overstays

Section 2 of Public Law 105–173 (8 U.S.C. 1376) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a)—

(A)

by striking Attorney General and inserting Secretary of Homeland Security; and

(B)

by inserting before the period at the end the following: , and any additional information that the Secretary determines necessary for purposes of the report under subsection (b); and

(2)

by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

(b)

Annual Report

Not later than June 30, 2018, and not later than June 30 of each year thereafter, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate a report providing, for the preceding fiscal year, numerical estimates of—

(1)

for each country, the number of aliens from the country who are described in subsection (a), including—

(A)

the total number of such aliens within all classes of nonimmigrant aliens described in section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)); and

(B)

the number of such aliens within each of the classes of nonimmigrant aliens, as well as the number of such aliens within each of the subclasses of such classes of nonimmigrant aliens, as applicable;

(2)

for each country, the percentage of the total number of aliens from the country who were present in the United States and were admitted to the United States as nonimmigrants who are described in subsection (a);

(3)

the number of aliens described in subsection (a) who arrived by land at a port of entry into the United States; and

(4)

the number of aliens described in subsection (a) who entered the United States using a border crossing identification card (as such term is defined in section 101(a)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(6))).

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4.5.

Student and exchange visitor information system verification

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that the information collected under the program established under section 641 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1372) is available to officers of U.S. Customs and Border Protection conducting primary inspections of aliens seeking admission to the United States at each port of entry of the United States.

Edited by Kurt Faulhammer

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