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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2835, S. 986, S. 1300, S. 2078

On Friday, October 16, 2015, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2835, the “Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015,” which requires the Department of Homeland Security to:  (1) consider the expedited hiring of qualified veterans who have the ability to perform the functions of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers; and (2) enhance its efforts to recruit members of the Armed Forces who are separating from military service to serve as CBP officers;

S. 986, the “Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act,” which directs the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust four parcels of Federal land in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the benefit of 19 Indian Pueblos;

S. 1300, the “Adoptive Family Relief Act,” which authorizes U.S. consular officers to waive immigrant visa renewal or replacement fees for an immigrant child that is adopted by U.S. citizens if the child was unable to use the original visa during its period of validity as a direct result of extraordinary circumstances that were beyond the control of the child or the parents, including the denial of an exit permit; and

S. 2078, the “U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2015,” which reauthorizes and amends the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.