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On May 14, 2002 the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002 (Border Security Act) was signed into law. [Pub.L. 107-173, 116 STAT. 543 (May 14, 2002)].

The table of contents for this Act:

Sec. 1. Short title.

Sec. 2. Definitions.

TITLE I--FUNDING

Sec. 101. Authorization of appropriations for hiring and training Government personnel.

Sec. 102. Authorization of appropriations for improvements in technology and infrastructure.

Sec. 103. Machine-readable visa fees.

TITLE II--INTERAGENCY INFORMATION SHARING

Sec. 201. Interim measures for access to and coordination of law enforcement and other information.

Sec. 202. Interoperable law enforcement and intelligence data system with name-matching capacity and training.

Sec. 203. Commission on interoperable data sharing.

Sec. 204. Personnel management authorities for positions involved in the development and implementation of the interoperable electronic data system ("Chimera system").

TITLE III--VISA ISSUANCE

Sec. 301. Electronic provision of visa files.

Sec. 302. Implementation of an integrated entry and exit data system.

Sec. 303. Machine-readable, tamper-resistant entry and exit documents.

Sec. 304. Terrorist lookout committees.

Sec. 305. Improved training for consular officers.

Sec. 306. Restriction on issuance of visas to nonimmigrants who are from countries that are state sponsors of international terrorism.

Sec. 307. Designation of program countries under the Visa Waiver Program.

Sec. 308. Tracking system for stolen passports.

Sec. 309. Identification documents for certain newly admitted aliens.

TITLE IV--INSPECTION AND ADMISSION OF ALIENS

Sec. 401. Study of the feasibility of a North American National Security Program.

Sec. 402. Passenger manifests.

Sec. 403. Time period for inspections.

Sec. 404. Joint United States-Canada projects for alternative inspections services.

TITLE V--FOREIGN STUDENTS AND EXCHANGE VISITORS

Sec. 501. Foreign student monitoring program.

Sec. 502. Review of institutions and other entities authorized to enroll or sponsor certain nonimmigrants.

TITLE VI--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 601. Extension of deadline for improvement in border crossing identification cards.

Sec. 602. General Accounting Office study.

Sec. 603. International cooperation.

Sec. 604. Statutory construction.

Sec. 605. Report on aliens who fail to appear after release on own recognizance.

Sec. 606. Retention of nonimmigrant visa applications by the Department of State.