S.1451 - People's Liberation Army (PLA) Visa Security Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR] (Introduced 05/14/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/14/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1451 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/14/2019)
People's Liberation Army (PLA) Visa Security Act
This bill bars individuals affiliated with the Chinese military from entering the United States on visas for students (F visa) or work-and-study exchange (J visa).
The President shall publish a list identifying research, engineering, and scientific institutions affiliated or funded by China's People's Liberation Army. Aliens who are or were previously employed, sponsored, or funded by any institution on the list shall be subject to the bar.
When a Chinese national applies for an F or J visa for an academic field related to an item on the Commerce Control List (a list of items subject to export controls), the consular officer handling the application shall request a special background check on the applicant.