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Immigration and Naturalization Service Data Management
Improvement Act of 2000 Task Force

CHARTER

A.  Official Designation: Immigration and Naturalization Service Data Management Improvement Act Task Force hereinafter referred as "Task Force".

B.  Scope and Objectives: The Task Force shall evaluate the following:

1.  How the Attorney General can efficiently and effectively carry out section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1221 note), as amended by Public Law 106-215.

2.  How the United States can improve the flow of traffic at airport, seaports, and land border ports-of-entry through –

  1. Enhancing systems for data collection and data sharing, including the integrated entry and exit data system described in section 110 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1221 note), as amended by Public Law 106-215, by better use of technology, resources, and personnel;

  2. Increasing cooperation between the public and private sectors;

  3. Increasing cooperation among Federal agencies and among Federal and State agencies; and

  4. Modifying information technology systems while taking into account the different data systems, infrastructure, and processing procedures of airports, seaports, and land border ports-of-entry.

3.  The cost of implementing each of its recommendations.

C.  Period of Time Necessary for the Committee to Carry Out its Purposes: The Immigration and Naturalization Service anticipates that the Task Force will be able to complete its functions within the Congressionally authorized period.

D.  Reporting Relationship: The Task Force will report to the Attorney General.

E.  Support Services: The Immigration and Naturalization Service will provide all necessary support services for the Task Force.

F.  Duties: The Task Force, as appointed by the Attorney General or her designee, shall have responsibility for developing recommendations regarding the accomplishments of the objectives listed in the Scope and Objectives. The Task Force may hold hearings, take testimony, and receive evidence, to assist in carrying out the Task Force duties.

G.  Costs: The estimated annual operating costs associated with supporting the Task Force functions are estimated to be $2,103,300 per year, including all direct and indirect expenses. It is estimated that 4.0 FTEs will be required to support the Board.

H.  Meetings: The Task Force shall conduct scheduled meetings approximately every six months in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and implementing regulations.

I.  Date of Termination: This charter expires in two years from its effective date and is subject to renewal.

J.  Charter Date:

        The date of the charter is ________________________________

    [signed Dec. 8, 2000]

    Janet Reno               
    Attorney General       
    Department of Justice



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