Amendment sought to transfer the Visa Office of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State to the Department of Homeland Security.

Purpose:

An amendment numbered 27 printed in House Report 107-615 to amend sections 402 and 403 of the bill to transfer the visa office from the Department of State to the DHS; to provide for a two-year transition period during which the Foreign Service Officers issuing visas would be detailed to the DHS while new DHS personnel are trained and deployed abroad; to preserve the k Secretary of State's authority to deny a visa based in the national interest of the U.S.; and to prohibit judicial review of consular decisions to refuse a visa.

House Amendment Code:

(A027)

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