By a 97-0
vote, the Senate April 18 passed a bill to improve immigration
enforcement laws and to restrict the admission of visitors from
countries that support terrorism.
increases the number of immigration inspectors and investigators,
requires universities to keep better track of foreign students
and heightens scrutiny of visa applications from foreign countries
listed as sponsors of terrorism.
and Naturalization Service says the bill would cost $1.2 billion
the first year and $3.2 billion over three years. Congress must
still pass separate legislation to fund the program.