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§ 1711.
Authorization of appropriations for hiring and training Government personnel
(a)
Additional personnel
(1)
INS inspectors

Subject to the availability of appropriations, during each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2006, the Attorney General shall increase the number of inspectors and associated support staff in the Immigration and Naturalization Service by the equivalent of at least 200 full-time employees over the number of inspectors and associated support staff in the Immigration and Naturalization Service authorized by the USA PATRIOT Act.

(2)
INS investigative personnel

Subject to the availability of appropriations, during each of the fiscal years 2003 through 2006, the Attorney General shall increase the number of investigative and associated support staff of the Immigration and Naturalization Service by the equivalent of at least 200 full-time employees over the number of investigators and associated support staff in the Immigration and Naturalization Service authorized by the USA PATRIOT Act.

(3)
Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subsection, including such sums as may be necessary to provide facilities, attorney personnel and support staff, and other resources needed to support the increased number of inspectors, investigative staff, and associated support staff.

(b)
Authorization of appropriations for INS staffing
(1)
1
1 So in original. No par. (2) has been enacted.
In general
There are authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Justice such sums as may be necessary to provide an increase in the annual rate of basic pay effective October 1, 2002
(A) for all journeyman Border Patrol agents and inspectors who have completed at least one year’s service and are receiving an annual rate of basic pay for positions at GS–9 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 from the annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at GS–9 of the General Schedule under such section 5332, to an annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at GS–11 of the General Schedule under such section 5332;
(B) for inspections assistants, from the annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at GS–5 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 to an annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at GS–7 of the General Schedule under such section 5332; and
(C) for the support staff associated with the personnel described in subparagraphs (A) and (B), at the appropriate GS level of the General Schedule under such section 5332.
(c)
Authorization of appropriations for training
There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary—
(1)
to appropriately train Immigration and Naturalization Service personnel on an ongoing basis—
(A) to ensure that their proficiency levels are acceptable to protect the borders of the United States; and
(B) otherwise to enforce and administer the laws within their jurisdiction;
(2) to provide adequate continuing cross-training to agencies staffing the United States border and ports of entry to effectively and correctly apply applicable United States laws;
(3) to fully train immigration officers to use the appropriate lookout databases and to monitor passenger traffic patterns; and
(4) to expand the Carrier Consultant Program described in section 1225a(b) of this title.2
2 See References in Text note below.
(d)
Authorization of appropriations for consular functions
(1)
Responsibilities
The Secretary of State shall—
(A) implement enhanced security measures for the review of visa applicants;
(B) staff the facilities and programs associated with the activities described in subparagraph (A); and
(C) provide ongoing training for consular officers and diplomatic security agents.
(2)
Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated for the Department of State such sums as may be necessary to carry out paragraph (1).

(Pub. L. 107–173, title I, § 101, May 14, 2002, 116 Stat. 545.)
§ 1712.
Authorization of appropriations for improvements in technology and infrastructure
(a)
Funding of technology
(1)
Authorization of appropriations
In addition to funds otherwise available for such purpose, there are authorized to be appropriated $150,000,000 to the Immigration and Naturalization Service for purposes of—
(A) making improvements in technology (including infrastructure support, computer security, and information technology development) for improving border security;
(B) expanding, utilizing, and improving technology to improve border security; and
(C) facilitating the flow of commerce and persons at ports of entry, including improving and expanding programs for preenrollment and preclearance.
(2)
Waiver of fees

Federal agencies involved in border security may waive all or part of enrollment fees for technology-based programs to encourage participation by United States citizens and aliens in such programs. Any agency that waives any part of any such fee may establish its fees for other services at a level that will ensure the recovery from other users of the amounts waived.

(3)
Offset of increases in fees

The Attorney General may, to the extent reasonable, increase land border fees for the issuance of arrival-departure documents to offset technology costs.

(b)
Improvement and expansion of INS, State Department, and customs facilities

There are authorized to be appropriated to the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Department of State such sums as may be necessary to improve and expand facilities for use by the personnel of those agencies.

(Pub. L. 107–173, title I, § 102, May 14, 2002,
§ 1713.
Machine-readable visa fees
(a)
Omitted
(b)
Fee amount

The machine-readable visa fee charged by the Department of State shall be the higher of $65 or the cost of the machine-readable visa service, as determined by the Secretary of State after conducting a study of the cost of such service.

(c)
Surcharge

The Department of State is authorized to charge a surcharge of $10, in addition to the machine-readable visa fee, for issuing a machine-readable visa in a nonmachine-readable passport.

(d)
Availability of collected fees

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, amounts collected as fees described in this section shall be deposited in the Consular and Border Security Programs account to recover costs of providing consular services. Amounts so credited shall be available, until expended, for the same purposes as the appropriation to which credited.

(Pub. L. 107–173, title I, § 103, May 14, 2002, 116 Stat. 547; Pub. L. 115–31, div. J, title VII, § 7081(b), May 5, 2017, 131 Stat. 716.)
§ 1714.
Surcharges related to consular services

Beginning in fiscal year 2005 and thereafter, the Secretary of State is authorized to charge surcharges related to consular services in support of enhanced border security that are in addition to the passport and immigrant visa fees in effect on January 1, 2004: Provided, That funds collected pursuant to this authority shall be deposited in the Consular and Border Security Programs account, and shall be available until expended for the purposes of such account: Provided further, That such surcharges shall be $12 on passport fees, and $45 on immigrant visa fees.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. B, title IV, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 2896; Pub. L. 115–31, div. J, title VII, § 7081(c), May 5, 2017, 131 Stat. 716.)
§ 1715.
Consular and Border Security Programs
(a)
Separate fund

There is established in the Treasury a separate fund to be known as the “Consular and Border Security Programs” account into which the following fees shall be deposited for the purposes of the consular and border security programs.

(b)
to (g) Omitted
(h)
Transfer of funds
(1) The unobligated balances of amounts available from fees referenced under this section may be transferred to the Consular and Border Security Programs account.
(2) Funds deposited in or transferred to the Consular and Border Security Programs account may be transferred between funds appropriated under the heading “Administration of Foreign Affairs”.
(3) The transfer authorities in this section shall be in addition to any other transfer authority available to the Department of State.
(i)
Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall take effect no later than October 1, 2018, and shall be implemented in a manner that ensures the fees collected, transferred, and used in fiscal year 2019 can be readily tracked.

(Pub. L. 115–31, div. J, title VII, § 7081, May 5, 2017, 131 Stat. 716.)