H.R. 3855 (112th): Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act

Introduced:
Jan 31, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on January 31, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Jan 31, 2012
 
Sponsor
Mike Quigley
Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 31, 2012
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 490 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 04, 2013

S. 2046 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2012

 
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to modify the requirements of the visa waiver program and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
43 cosponsors (26D, 17R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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1/31/2012--Introduced.
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.

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