Biometric Exit and H-1B and L-1 Fees Spend Plan (Fiscal Year 2017 Report to Congress) [open pdf - 378KB]
"The Biometric Exit & H-1B and L-1 Spend Plan describes estimates to expend funds authorized by the FY 2016 DHS Appropriations Act (P.L. 114-113), which authorizes up to $1 billion over a period of 10 years, dependent on actual fee collections, for the implementation of a biometric entry and exit program. DHS began collecting fee funds via the 9/11 Response and Biometric Exit Account in the second fiscal quarter of 2016, resulting in a total collection of $78.4 million for FY 2016 and $62.3 million in FY 2017. CBP [Customs and Border Protection] utilized the actual value of fees collected in FY 2016 and FY 2017 and an estimated annual collection value of $71 million for FY 2018 through FY 2025 to develop the spend plan. The estimated annual fee collection for FY 2018 through FY 2025 is based on the number of similar visa applications filed, and fees collected, in FY 2016 and FY 2017."
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