PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 3009-630 to the said arrangement for the suppression of the whiteslave trafEic,"; and (3) in the text following the third undesignated paragraph of subsection (a), by striking "two" and inserting "10". SEC. 326. CRIMINAL ALIEN IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM. Subsection (a) of section 130002 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), as amend- 8 USC 1252 note. ed by section 432 of Public Law 104-132, is amended to read as follows: "(a) OPERATION AND PURPOSE. —The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization shall, under the authority of section 242(a)(3)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act operate a criminal alien identification system. The criminal alien identification system shall be used to assist Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies in identifying and locating aliens who may be subject to removal by reason of their conviction of aggravated felonies, subject to prosecution under section 275 of such Act, not lawfully present in the United States, or otherwise removable. Such system shall include providing for recording of fingerprint records of aliens who have been previously arrested and removed into appropriate automated fingerprint identification systems.". SEC. 327. APPROPRIATIONS FOR CRIMINAL ALIEN TRACKING CENTER. Section 130002(b) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (8 U.S.C. 1252 note) is amended— (1) by inserting "and" after "1996;", and (2) by striking paragraph (2) and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting the following: "(2) $5,000,000 for each of fiscal years 1997 through 2001. ". SEC. 328. PROVISIONS RELATING TO STATE CRIMINAL ALIEN ASSIST- ANCE PROGRAM. (a) MODIFICATION OF AUTHORITY. — (1) IN GENERAL.—Section 241(i), as redesignated by section 306(a)(1) of this division, is amended— 8 USC 1231. (A) in paragraph (3)(A), by striking "felony and sentenced to a term of imprisonment" and inserting "felony or two or more misdemeanors", and (B) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(6) To the extent of available appropriations, funds otherwise made available under this section with respect to a State (or political subdivision, including a municipality) for incarceration of an undocumented criminal alien may, at the discretion of the recipient of the funds, be used for the costs of imprisonment of such alien in a State, local, or municipal prison or jail. ". (2) EFFECTIVE DATE. —The amendment made by paragraph 8 USC 1231 note. (1) shall apply beginning with fiscal year 1997. (b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS WITH RESPECT TO PROGRAM.— (1) FINDINGS. —The Congress finds as follows: (A) Of the $130,000,000 appropriated in fiscal year 1995 for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program, the Department of Justice disbursed the first $43,000,000 to States on October 6, 1994, 32 days before the 1994 general election, and then failed to disburse the remaining $87,000,000 until January 31, 1996, 123 days after the end of fiscal year 1995.
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