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H.R. 3522 (108th): SAFER Act of 2003

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Nov 19, 2003.

Securing America's Future through Enforcement Reform Act of 2003, or the SAFER Act - Sets forth provisions, and amends specified Acts, with respect to: (1) smuggling, transporting, and harboring of aliens; (2) the border patrol; (3) use of the military along the border; (4) visa screening, including the visa waiver program; (5) tracking aliens present in the United States, including foreign students; (6) removal of alien terrorists, criminals, and human rights violators; (7) document security, including travel and consular documents and social security cards; (8) employment eligibility verification; (9) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) investigative personnel, (10) expedited exclusion; (11) criminal and civil penalties for improper entry of aliens; (12) voluntary departure; (13) detention facilities; (14) removal proceedings; (15) emergency immigration workload reductions, including temporary suspensions of the visa waiver program, status adjustments, and protected status renewals; (16) naturalization requirements; (17) nationals of state sponsors of terrorism; (18) refugee admissions; (19) extended family and employment preferences; (20) alien status adjustment authority under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; (21) the diversity immigrant program; (22) temporary protected status; (23) foreign terrorist organizations; (24) foreign students; (25) INS attorneys; (26) alien proof of identity; and (27) information on foreign crimes.