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September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2693 proposed by Senator Leahy for Senator Domenici.
September 6, 2007, 12:00 am ET - Amendment SA 2693 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

Full Text of this Amendment

SA 2693. Mr. DOMENICI submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2764, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
SEC. __. COOPERATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF MEXICO.
(a) Cooperation Regarding Border Security.--The Secretary of State, in cooperation with the Secretary of Homeland Security and representatives of Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies that are involved in border security and immigration enforcement efforts, shall work with the appropriate officials from the Government of Mexico to improve coordination between the United States and Mexico regarding--
(1) improved border security along the international border between the United States and Mexico;
(2) the reduction of human trafficking and smuggling between the United States and Mexico;
(3) the reduction of drug trafficking and smuggling between the United States and Mexico;
(4) the reduction of gang membership in the United States and Mexico;
(5) the reduction of violence against women in the United States and Mexico; and
(6) the reduction of other violence and criminal activity.
(b) Cooperation Regarding Education on Immigration Laws.--The Secretary of State, in cooperation with other appropriate Federal officials, shall work with the appropriate officials from the Government of Mexico to carry out activities to educate citizens and nationals of Mexico regarding eligibility for status as a nonimmigrant under Federal law to ensure that the citizens and nationals are not exploited while working in the United States.
(c) Cooperation Regarding Circular Migration.--The Secretary of State, in cooperation with the Secretary of Labor and other appropriate Federal officials, shall work with the appropriate officials from the Government of Mexico to improve coordination between the United States and Mexico to encourage circular migration, including assisting in the development of economic opportunities and providing job training for citizens and nationals in Mexico.
(d) Annual Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of State shall submit a report to Congress describing the actions taken by the United States and Mexico pursuant to this section.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Sep 6, 2007.)