U.S Code last checked for updates: Sep 18, 2020
§ 1573.
Immigration Services and Infrastructure Improvements Account
Authority of the Attorney General
The Attorney General shall take such measures as may be necessary to—
reduce the backlog in the processing of immigration benefit applications, with the objective of the total elimination of the backlog 1 year after November 25, 2002;
make such improvements in infrastructure as may be necessary to effectively provide immigration services.
Authorization of appropriations
In general

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Justice from time to time such sums as may be necessary for the Attorney General to carry out subsection (a).

Designation of account in treasury

Amounts appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) may be referred to as the “Immigration Services and Infrastructure Improvements Account”.

Availability of funds

Amounts appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) are authorized to remain available until expended.

Limitation on expenditures

None of the funds appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1) may be expended until the report described in section 1574(a) of this title has been submitted to Congress.

(Pub. L. 106–313, title II, § 204, Oct. 17, 2000, 114 Stat. 1263; Pub. L. 107–296, title IV, § 458, Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2201.)
cite as: 8 USC 1573