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SA 1417. Mr. BINGAMAN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2892, making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
Sec. __. The Secretary of Homeland Security shall promulgate regulations that amend section 235.1(f)(v) of title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, to permit Mexican nonimmigrant aliens admitted into the United States to visit within the State of New Mexico (within 100 miles of the international border between the United States and Mexico border) for a period not to exceed 30 days without filling out an Arrival-Departure Record (I-94 Form)
if the alien--

(1) is not required to present a visa and a passport under section 212.1(c)(1); and
(2) is admitted at the Columbus, Santa Teresa, or the Antelope Wells ports-of-entry in the State of New Mexico.


(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Jul 8, 2009.)