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PUBLIC LAW 102-138—OCT. 28, 1991 105 STAT. 661 (1) The Secretary may add or retain in such system or list the names of aUens who are not excludable only if they are included for otherwise authorized law enforcement purposes or other lawful purposes of the Department of State. A name included for other lawful purposes under this paragraph shall include a notation which clearly and distinctly indicates that such person is not presently excludable. The Secretary of State shall adopt procedures to ensure that visas are not denied to such individuals for any reason not set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. (2) The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register regulations and standards concerning maintenance and use by the Department of State of systems and lists for purposes described in paragraph (1). (3) Nothing in this section may be construed as creating new authority or expanding any existing authority for any activity not otherwise authorized by law. (f) DEFINITION.—As used in this section the term "appropriate congressional committees" means the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate. SEC. 129. PROHIBITION ON ISSUANCE OF ISRAEL-ONLY PASSPORTS. (a) PURPOSE. —It is the purpose of this section— (1) to direct the Secretary of State to seek an end to the policy of the majority of Arab League nations of rejecting passports, and denying entrance visas to persons whose passport or other documents reflect that the holder has visited Israel, and to secure the adoption of policies that assure that travel to such Arab League nations by persons who have visited Israel shall not be unreasonably impeded; and (2) to prohibit United States Government acquiescence in the policy of the majority of Arab League nations of rejecting Israel by rejecting passports of, and denying entrance visas to, persons whose passport or other documents reflect that the holder has visited Israel, especially with respect to travel by officials of the United States. (b) NEGOTIATIONS. — The Secretary of State shall immediately undertake negotiations to seek an end to the policy of the majority of Arab League nations of rejecting passports of, and denying entrance visas to, private persons and officials of all nations whose passports or other documents reflect that the holder thereof has visited Israel. (c) REPORT TO CONGRESS. —The Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives within 60 days of the date of enactment of this Act. The report shall describe the status of efforts to secure an end to the passport and visa policy of the majority of Arab League nations as described in subsection (a), and describe the prospects that such efforts would be successful within 90 days of the date of enactment of this Act. (d) PROHIBITION ON THE ISSUANCE OF ISRAEL-ONLY PASSPORTS. — (1) PROHIBITION.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State shall not issue any passport that is designated for travel only to Israel. Federal Register, publication. Regulations.