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Introduced in House (11/13/2001)

Securing America From Terrorist Entries Act or the SAFTE Act - Establishes a temporary moratorium on the issuance of immigrant or (non-diplomatic) nonimmigrant visas to aliens who are, or were within 15 years of applying for U.S. admission, citizens or nationals of: (1) Afghanistan; (2) Algeria; (3) Egypt; (4) Lebanon; (5) Saudi Arabia; (6) Somalia; (7) United Arab Emirates; (8) Yemen; or (9) any country designated as a state sponsor of terrorism. Authorizes the Attorney General to grant exceptions.

Applies such provisions to aliens with multiple citizenship. Makes the visa waiver program inapplicable to such aliens.

Directs the Under Secretary of Transportation to require air carriers in foreign transportation to the United States to provide electronic passenger and crew manifests with specified information prior to U.S. arrival.

Requires country of origin inquiry at the point of U.S. arrival.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate deadline waiver authority relating to implementation of machine readable passports.

Directs the General Accounting Office to report every six months respecting border and visa security and related matters.