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

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Mike Quigley, D-Ill.
Total Cosponsors 23 (17 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill 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.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.