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...are state sponsors of international terrorism.

This resolution was introduced on October 24, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 24, 2002 (Introduced).

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HCON 514 IH

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. CON. RES. 514

Concerning expedited security determinations relating to nonimmigrant visa requests for certain artists and entertainers from countries that are state sponsors of international terrorism.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

OCTOBER 24, 2002

Ms. MCCARTHY of Missouri (for herself and Mr. CONYERS) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Concerning expedited security determinations relating to nonimmigrant visa requests for certain artists and entertainers from countries that are state sponsors of international terrorism.

    Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That it is the sense of the Congress that--

      (1) to the extent possible, in making determinations under section 306 of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-173) with respect to the application for a nonimmigrant visa of an artist or entertainer seeking to enter the United States to attend a public awards ceremony to recognize excellence in the arts where the alien has been nominated or selected to receive an award, the Secretary of State and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies should expedite their determinations relating to such applications to ensure the attendance of the applicant if a visa is approved;

      (2) to the extent possible, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Director of Central Intelligence, and the heads of other appropriate United States agencies should coordinate their determinations to facilitate the issuance of visas in the circumstances described in paragraph (1); and

      (3) in any expedited determination relating to the issuance of visas in such circumstances, the national security interests of the United States should continue to be of paramount importance.