Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 2.djvu/1002

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114 STAT. 1640 PUBLIC LAW 106-396 —OCT. 30, 2000 Relations of the Senate regarding the country's quahfication for designation that includes an explanation of such determination.", (b) CONTINUATION OF DESIGNATION. —Section 217(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following: " (5) WRITTEN REPORTS ON CONTINUING QUALIFICATION; DES- IGNATION TERMINATIONS. — " (A) PERIODIC EVALUATIONS. — "(i) IN GENERAL.— The Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State, periodically (but not less than once every 5 years)— "(I) shall evaluate the effect of each program coiuitry's continued designation on the law enforcement and security interests of the United States (including the interest in enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States and the existence and effectiveness of its agreements and procedures for extraditing to the United States individuals, including its own nationals, who commit crimes that violate United States law); "(II) shall determine, based upon the evaluation in subclause (I), whether any such designation ought to be continued or terminated under subsection (d); and "(III) shall submit a written report to the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Judiciary and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate regarding the continuation or termination of the countrys designation that includes an explanation of such determination and the effects described in subclause (I). "(ii) EFFECTIVE DATE. —^A termination of the designation of a country under this subparagraph shall take effect on the date determined by the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State, "(iii) REDESIGNATION.— In the case of a termination under this subparagraph, the Attorney General shall redesignate the country as a program country, without regard to subsection (f) or paragraph (2) or (3), when the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State, determines that all causes of the termination have been eliminated. " (B) EMERGENCY TERMINATION. — "(i) IN GENERAL.—In the case of a program country in which an emergency occurs that the Attorney General, in consultation with the Secretary of State, determines threatens the law enforcement or security interests of the United States (including the interest in enforcement of the immigration laws of the United States), the Attorney General shall immediately terminate the designation of the country as a program country. "(ii) DEFINITION.— For purposes of clause (i), the term 'emergency means—