PUBLIC LAW 105-141—DEC. 5, 1997 111 STAT. 2649 (2) the development of a system to permit the Attorney General to conduct off-site verification, by computer or other electronic means, of the immigration status of individuals who are incarcerated in local governmental incarceration facilities prior to arraignment on criminal charges. Approved December 5, 1997. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 1493: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 105-338 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 143 (1997): Nov. 4, considered and passed House. Nov. 13, considered and passed Senate.