H.Amdt.600 to H.R.5005107th Congress (2001-2002)
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Description: H.Amdt. 600 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)
Amendment sought to transfer the Visa Office of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the Department of State to the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
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