H.R.561 - Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-3] (Introduced 01/18/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/02/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.561 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/18/2007)
Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that the United States should expand the visa waiver program to nationals of foreign countries that are allies in the war on terrorism.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a pilot program to expand the visa waiver program for up to five new countries that are are cooperating with the United States on security and counterterrorism matters.
Requires a country, prior to participation, to conclude a counterterrorism and security information sharing agreement with the United States.
Authorizes: (1) a country to participate for an initial three-year period, with an additional two-year extension; and (2) the Secretary to terminate a country's participation for program noncompliance.
Directs the Secretary to develop and implement procedures to improve the manner of calculating visa overstay rates.