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Passed Senate amended (10/03/2003)

Amends the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993, with respect to the immigrant investor regional center pilot program, to: (1) extend such program for five years; (2) replace existing references to the Attorney General with the Secretary of Homeland Security; and (3) authorize employment creation immigrant visa priority to be given to aliens seeking entry under such program.

Directs the General Accounting Office to conduct a study of such program and report information concerning, among other things: (1) number, locality of settlement, and country of origin of immigrant investors, and the number of such individuals who have sought U.S. citizenship; and (2) types of commercial enterprises and types and numbers of created jobs.