Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 4.djvu/795

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PUBLIC LAW 104-208—SEPT. 30, 1996 110 STAT. 3009-632 (ii) on the basis of conviction for a criminal offense under Federal or State law, or on any other basis, is subject to deportation or removal under the Immigration and Nationality Act, for the duration of the prison term to which the alien was sentenced for the offense referred to in subparagraph (B). Any such agreement may provide for the release of such alien pursuant to parole procedures of that country. (2) In entering into negotiations under paragraph (1), the President may consider providing for appropriate compensation, subject to the availability of appropriations, in cases where the United States is able to independently verify the adequacy of the sites where aliens will be imprisoned and the length of time the alien is actually incarcerated in the foreign country under such a treaty. (b) SENSE OF CONGRESS.—It is the sense of the Congress that— (1) the focus of negotiations for such agreements should be— (A) to expedite the transfer of aliens unlawfully in the United States who are (or are about to be) incarcerated in United States prisons, (B) to ensure that a transferred prisoner serves the balance of the sentence imposed by the United States courts, (C) to eliminate any requirement of prisoner consent to such a transfer, and (D) to allow the Federal Government or the States to keep their original prison sentences in force so that transferred prisoners who return to the United States prior to the completion of their original United States sentences can be returned to custody for the balance of their prisons sentences; (2) the Secretary of State should give priority to concluding an agreement with any country for which the President determines that the number of aliens described in subsection (a) who are nationals of that country in the United States represents a significant percentage of all such aliens in the United States; and (3) no new treaty providing for the transfer of aliens from Federal, State, or local incarceration facilities to a foreign incarceration facility should permit the alien to refuse the transfer. (c) PRISONER CONSENT. — Notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as required by treaty, the transfer of an alien from a Federal, State, or local incarceration facility under an agreement of the type referred to in subsection (a) shall not require consent of the alien. (d) ANNUAL REPORT.— Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter, the Attorney General shall submit a report to the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and of the Senate stating whether each prisoner transfer treaty to which the United States is a party has been effective in the preceding 12 months in bringing about the return of deportable incarcerated aliens to the country of which they are nationals and in ensuring that they serve the balance of their sentences. (e) TRAINING FOREIGN LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL. —(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the President shall direct the Border Patrol Academy and the Customs Service Academy to enroll for