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S. 1369: A bill 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.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 26, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1369

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 26, 2021

(for himself, Mrs. Blackburn, and Mr. Tillis) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

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.

1.

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—

(1)

in paragraph (1)(A), by striking institution,, and inserting institution,;

(2)

by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3);

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

(2)

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—

(A)

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

(B)

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.

; and

(4)

in paragraph (3), as redesignated—

(A)

by striking specified information, such approvals and inserting the following: “information and documentation described in paragraphs (1) and (2)—

(A)

such approvals

; and

(B)

by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: “; and

(B)

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.

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