Text: S.1730 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (10/18/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1730


To permit Mexican nationals who legally enter the United States with a valid Border Crossing Card through specific ports of entry in New Mexico to remain in southern New Mexico for up to 30 days.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 18, 2011

Mr. Bingaman (for himself and Mr. Udall of New Mexico) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To permit Mexican nationals who legally enter the United States with a valid Border Crossing Card through specific ports of entry in New Mexico to remain in southern New Mexico for up to 30 days.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Southern New Mexico Economic Development Act”.

SEC. 2. Temporary admittance of Mexican nationals with border crossing cards.

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall permit a national of Mexico, who enters the United States with a valid Border Crossing Card (as described in section 212.1(c)(1)(i) of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act), and who is admitted to the United States at the Columbus, Santa Teresa, or Antelope Wells port of entry in New Mexico, to remain in New Mexico (within 75 miles of the international border between the United States and Mexico) for a period not to exceed 30 days.