IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 26, 2021
Mr. Grassley (for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require United States educational institutions to include information regarding financial transactions with the Government of the People’s Republic of China or its affiliates in any petition for certification or recertification with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
Supporting documents required for certification with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program
Section 641(d) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1372(d)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)(A), by striking
institution,, and inserting
by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);
by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
Supporting documents required for certification
Institutions of higher education and other approved educational institutions petitioning for certification or recertification with the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to authorize the attendance of nonimmigrant students described in subparagraph (F)(i) or (M)(i) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)) shall include with such petition—
final copies of any contracts, agreements, or documentation of financial transactions between the institution or its affiliated student or faculty groups, foundations, or related entities and any educational, cultural, or language entity that is directly or indirectly funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China; and
a detailed description of any financial contributions from the Government of the People’s Republic of China or its affiliates to any student or faculty groups affiliated with such institution.
in paragraph (3), as redesignated—
specified information, such approvals and inserting the following: “information and documentation described in paragraphs (1) and (2)—
by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: “; and
if such failure involves the information or documentation described in paragraph (2), the Student and Exchange Visitor Program shall conduct an out-of-cycle review of the institution.