PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007
121 STAT. 345
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‘‘(iii) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives; ‘‘(iv) the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives; ‘‘(v) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; ‘‘(vi) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate; ‘‘(vii) the Committee on the Judiciary of the Senate; ‘‘(viii) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate; ‘‘(ix) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate; and ‘‘(x) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.’’; and (F) by adding at the end the following new subsection: ‘‘(i) EXIT SYSTEM.— ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall establish an exit system that records the departure on a flight leaving the United States of every alien participating in the visa waiver program established under this section. ‘‘(2) SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS.—The system established under paragraph (1) shall— ‘‘(A) match biometric information of the alien against relevant watch lists and immigration information; and ‘‘(B) compare such biometric information against manifest information collected by air carriers on passengers departing the United States to confirm such aliens have departed the United States. ‘‘(3) REPORT.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report that describes— ‘‘(A) the progress made in developing and deploying the exit system established under this subsection; and ‘‘(B) the procedures by which the Secretary shall improve the method of calculating the rates of nonimmigrants who overstay their authorized period of stay in the United States.’’. (2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Section 217(a)(11) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as added by paragraph (1)(A)(ii), shall take effect on the date that is 60 days after the date on which the Secretary of Homeland Security publishes notice in the Federal Register of the requirement under such paragraph. (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Homeland Security such sums as may be necessary to carry out this section and the amendments made by this section.
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Federal Register, publication. 8 USC 1187 note.