Section 2: Visa Security. This portion of the bill fouses on appointing consular officers at U.S. consular posts abroad. The criteria is as follows:
- Number of nationals per any country recognized by the U.S. government database as known or suspected terrorists in the past year.
- Efforts between the country and the U.S. in counterterrorism efforts.
- Available info on terrorist activity.
- Negative comments on Security Advisory Opinions issued towards nationals of that country.
- The country's border and immigration control; and
- Any other criteria the Secretary finds necssary
Section 3: Electronic Passport Screening and Biometrics
- Within one year of this act’s enactment, CBP will scan applicants through use biometric technology and electronic passports. Any individual coming into the U.S. on a visa must be screened in criminal, national security, and terrorism databases.
Section 4: Visa Overstays
- Section 4 declares that once a year, the secretary of Homeland Security writes a report to the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, estimating nonimmigrant statistics for entries and other data.
Section 5: Student and Exchange Visitor Information System Verification (SEVIS):
- SEVIS Information needs to be available to CBP while at any port of entry for initial screening of nonimmigrant travelers to U.S.
Source - EB-5 Insights