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2009-H2954 on Jun 18, 2009


Source: Immigration and Nationality Act Amendment (H.R.2954)
A BILL: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive certain requirements under the visa waiver program for an additional 2 years.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, [that] Section 217(c)(8)(A)(iii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187) is amended--
  1. by striking 'June 30, 2009' and inserting 'June 30, 2011'; and
  2. by striking 'July 1, 2009' and inserting 'July 1, 2011'.
    [Section 217(c)(8)(A)(iii), in its pre-amended context, appears below]:
  • (8) Nonimmigrant visa refusal rate flexibility
  • (A) Certification
  • (i) In general: On the date on which an air exit system is in place that can verify the departure of not less than 97% of foreign nationals who exit through airports of the US and the electronic travel authorization system required are in place.
  • (ii)The Secretary shall notify Congress in writing of the date on which the air exit system fully satisfies the biometric requirements specified.
  • (iii) Temporary suspension of waiver authority: if the Secretary has not notified Congress by June 30, 2009, the Secretary's waiver authority shall be suspended beginning on July 1, 2009, until such time as the Secretary makes such notification.
  • (B) Waiver: the Secretary may waive the [rules] for a country if--
  • the totality of the country's security risk mitigation measures provide assurance that the country's participation in the program would not compromise the law enforcement, security interests, or enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States;
  • the country cooperated with the Government of the United States on counterterrorism initiatives, information sharing, and preventing terrorist travel.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Illegal immigrants earn citizenship Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Limit non-visa entries by country (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill limiting non-visa entries by country (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 4.
  • Headline: Limit non-visa entries by country (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill limiting non-visa entries by country (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 4 on Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
    • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
    • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
    • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
    • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-H2954

Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Bill Delahunt s1sMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois Democrat
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Quigley s2pIllinois Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat



Republicans participating in 2009-H2954



Independents participating in 2009-H2954



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 7
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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