H.R.490 - Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act

To amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the visa waiver program, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act as introduced.

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Mike Quigley

D-IL

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Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding the visa waiver program to: (1) authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate any country as a program country; (2) adjust visa refusal rate criteria, including addi

Official Summary

Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding the visa waiver program to:
(1) authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate any country as a program country;
(2) adjust visa refusal rate criteria, including addition of a 3% maximum overstay rate; and
(3) revise probationary and termination provisions. Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress:
(1) an evaluation of the security risks of aliens who enter the United States without an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization verification, and
(2) a description of any improvements needed to minimize the number of aliens who enter the United States without such verification.

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