S. 1713 (106th): S Visa and Refugee Assistance Authorization Act

106th Congress, 1999–2000. Text as of Oct 08, 1999 (Introduced).

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S 1713 IS

106th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1713

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for an additional 2 years the period for admission of an alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(S) of such Act, and to authorize appropriations for the refugee assistance program under chapter 2 of title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 8, 1999

Mr. ABRAHAM (for himself and Mr. KENNEDY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend for an additional 2 years the period for admission of an alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(S) of such Act, and to authorize appropriations for the refugee assistance program under chapter 2 of title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘S Visa and Refugee Assistance Authorization Act’.

SEC. 2. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

    In light of the increasing problem of alien smuggling into the United States, it is the sense of the Congress that the Attorney General should use the provision of nonimmigrant status under section 101(a)(15)(S) of the Immigration and Nationality Act in a greater number of alien smuggling investigations per year than has been done in the past.

SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF AUTHORIZATION FOR ADMISSION OF ‘S’ VISA NONIMMIGRANTS.

    Section 214(k)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(k)(2)) is amended by striking ‘5’ and inserting ‘7’.

SEC. 4. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR REFUGEE ASSISTANCE.

    Section 414(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1524(a)) is amended by striking ‘1998 and 1999’ and inserting ‘2000 through 2002’.