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116 STAT. 564 PUBLIC LAW 107-173—MAY 14, 2002 TITLE VI—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS SEC. 601. EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR IMPROVEMENT IN BORDER CROSSING IDENTIFICATION CARDS. Section 104(b)(2) of the lUegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended by striking "5 years" and inserting "6 yeeirs". 8 USC 1771. SEC. 602. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE STUDY. (a) REQUIREMENT FOR STUDY.— (1) IN GENERAL.— The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study to determine the feasibility and utility of implementing a requirement that each nonimmigrant alien in the United States submit to the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization each year a current address and, where applicable, the name and address of an employer. (2) NONIMMIGRANT ALIEN DEFINED. —In paragraph (1), the term "nonimmigremt gdien" means an alien described in section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)). Deadline. (b) REPORT.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report on the results of the study tmder subsection (a). The report shall include the Comptroller General's findings, together with euiy recommendations that the Comptroller General considers appropriate. 8 USC 1772. SEC. 603. INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION. (a) INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEM. —The Secretary of State and the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization, in consultation with the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, shall jointly conduct a study of the alternative approaches (including the costs of, and procedures necessary for, each alternative approach) for encouraging or requiring Canada, Mexico, and countries treated as visa waiver program countries under section 217 of the Immigration and NationsJity Act to develop an intergovernmental network of interoperable electronic data systems that— (1) facilitates regJ-time access to that country's law enforcement and intelligence information that is needed by the Department of State and the Immigration and Naturalization Service to screen visa applicants and applicants for admission into the United States to identify aliens who are inadmissible or deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.); (2) is interoperable with the electronic data system implemented under section 202; and (3) performs in accordance with implementation of the technology standard referred to in section 202(a). Deadline. (b) REPORT. —Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report setting forth the findings of the study conducted under subsection (a).