H.R.490 - Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] (Introduced 02/04/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/28/2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.|
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Summary: H.R.490 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/04/2013)
Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding the visa waiver program to: (1) authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate any country as a program country; (2) adjust visa refusal rate criteria, including addition of a 3% maximum overstay rate; and (3) revise probationary and termination provisions.
Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress: (1) an evaluation of the security risks of aliens who enter the United States without an approved Electronic System for Travel Authorization verification, and (2) a description of any improvements needed to minimize the number of aliens who enter the United States without such verification.