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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Student Visa Security Improvement Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to strengthen student visa background checks and improve the monitoring of foreign students in the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/05/2010Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
06/15/2010Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/05/2010Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/05/2010Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E751)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/05/2010Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10]* 05/05/2010
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-50]* 05/05/2010
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 05/05/2010
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-5] 06/16/2010

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary05/05/2010 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law06/15/2010 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (05/05/2010)

Student Visa Security Improvement Act - Amends the the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) require DHS employees to conduct in-person interviews and conduct on-site reviews of applications and supporting documentation with respect to student and exchange program visa applicants prior to final visa adjudication, with emphasis on determining whether an applicant is inadmissible for terrorist-related activities; (2) require an institution or exchange visitor program participating in the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to ensure that each covered student or exchange visitor is an active program participant, is observed, and is reported to DHS if he or she transfers institutions or academic majors; (3) provide Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) access to appropriate employees of a SEVIS program sponsor under specified circumstances; and (4) require a SEVIS upgrade to add data fields that include verification that students are meeting minimum academic standards.