People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Visa Security Act
To prohibit the issuance of F or J visas to researchers affiliated with the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and for other purposes.
Summary of Selected Provisions
- Requires the president to publish a list of research institutions that are affiliated with or funded by the People’s Liberation Army of China
- Prevents the State Department from issuing a F or J visa to individuals who have previously been or who currently are funded or sponsored by entities on the list, unless they secure a national security waiver
- Requires U.S. consular officers to use a security review process known as Visas Mantis for all Chinese citizens seeking to attend graduate school in fields related to items on the Commerce Department’s export control list
Co-sponsors by Party
05/14/2019Introduced in House