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S Amdt 1228 - Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (36-58) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment to S 744 that prohibits any changes in the status of undocumented immigrants until the implementation of the US-VISIT system.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security from granting temporary legal status to or altering the citizenship status of any undocumented immigrant until an electronic integrated entry and exit data system has been implemented at every land, sea, and air port of entry and has been confirmed by the following measures:
    • The written confirmation from the Secretary of Homeland Security to the president and Congress; and
    • The passage of a joint resolution by Congress certifying the implementation.
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NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.

Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Requires US-VISIT System to be Established at Every Port of Entry

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