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Text of the To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to a country that denies or unreasonably delays accepting the country’s ...

...accepting the country’s nationals upon the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

This bill was introduced on July 30, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 30, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6018

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 30, 2010

(for himself and Mr. Dent) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to a country that denies or unreasonably delays accepting the country’s nationals upon the request of the Secretary of Homeland Security.

1.

Alien repatriation

Section 243(d) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1253(d)) is amended to read as follows:

(d)

Ensuring return of removed aliens

(1)

Discontinuing granting visas to nationals of countries denying or delaying accepting alien

On being notified by the Secretary of Homeland Security that the government of a foreign country denies or unreasonably delays accepting an alien who is a citizen, subject, national, or resident of that country after the Secretary of Homeland Security asks whether the government will accept the alien under this section, the Secretary of State shall order consular officers in that foreign country to discontinue granting immigrant visas or nonimmigrant visas, or both, to citizens, subjects, nationals, and residents of that country until the Secretary of Homeland Security notifies the Secretary of State that the country has accepted the alien.

(2)

Denying admission to foreign government officials of countries denying alien return

If the Secretary of Homeland Security determines that the government of a foreign country denies or unreasonably delays accepting an alien who is a citizen, subject, national, or resident of that country after the alien has been ordered removed, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, may deny admission to any citizen, subject, national, or resident of that country who is seeking or has received a nonimmigrant visa pursuant to subparagraphs (A) and (G) of section 101(a)(15).

(3)

Quarterly reports

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011, and every 3 months thereafter, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the Congress a report that—

(A)

lists all the countries which refuse or unreasonably delay repatriation; and

(B)

includes the total number of aliens who were refused repatriation, disaggregated by—

(i)

country;

(ii)

detention status; and

(iii)

criminal status.

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