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Introduced in House (06/22/1995)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Deterrence of Illegal Immigration Through Improved

Border Enforcement and Pilot Programs

Subtitle A: Improved Enforcement at Border

Subtitle B: Pilot Programs

Title II: Enhanced Enforcement and Penalties Against Alien

Smuggling; Document Fraud

Subtitle A: Enhanced Enforcement and Penalties Against

Alien Smuggling

Subtitle B: Deterrence of Document Fraud

Subtitle C: Asset Forfeiture for Passport and Visa

Offenses

Title III: Inspection, Apprehension, Detention,

Adjudication, and Removal of Inadmissible and Deportable

Aliens

Subtitle A: Revision of Procedures for Removal of

Aliens

Subtitle B: Removal of Alien Terrorists

Subtitle C: Deterring Transportation of Unlawful Aliens

to the United States

Subtitle D: Additional Provisions

Title IV: Enforcement of Restrictions Against Employment

Title V: Reform of Legal Immigration System

Subtitle A: Worldwide Numerical Limits

Subtitle B: Changes in Family-Sponsored and Employment-

Based Preference System

Subtitle C: Refugees, Asylees, Parole, and Humanitarian

Admissions

Subtitle D: Effective Dates; Transition Provisions

Title VI: Restrictions on Benefits for Illegal Aliens

Subtitle A: Eligibility of Illegal Aliens for Public

Benefits

Subtitle B: Expansion of Disqualification from

Immigration Benefits on the Basis of Public Charge

Subtitle C: Attribution of Income and Affadavits of

Support

Title VII: Facilitation of Legal Entry

Title VIII: Miscellaneous

Immigration in the National Interest Act of 1995 - Title I: Deterrence of Illegal Immigration Through Improved Border Enforcement and Pilot Programs - Subtitle A: Improved Enforcement at Border - Increases: (1) the Border Patrol; and (2) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) border enforcement and related personnel.

(Sec. 102) Provides for improved border crossing cards, equipment, and crossing barriers, including authorization of appropriations for fencing and road improvements in the border area near San Diego, California.

(Sec. 105) Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) to establish civil penalties for illegal U.S. entry.

Subtitle B: Pilot Programs - Establishes pilot programs for: (1) interior repatriation of inadmissible or deportable aliens; (2) use of closed military bases to detain inadmissible or deportable aliens; and (3) collection of alien departure records.

Title II: Enhanced Enforcement and Penalties Against Alien Smuggling; Document Fraud - Subtitle A: Enhanced Enforcement and Penalties Against Alien Smuggling - Amends Federal criminal law to: (1) authorize wiretaps in alien smuggling investigations; and (2) include alien smuggling offenses under the purview of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) provisions.

(Sec. 203) Amends the Act to: (1) expand INS forfeiture authority for smuggling or harboring illegal aliens; and (2) increase criminal penalties for alien smuggling.

(Sec. 205) Increases the number of Assistant United States Attorneys and provides for their assignment to criminal matters involving illegal aliens.

Subtitle B: Deterrence of Document Fraud - Amends Federal criminal law and the Act to increase and establish criminal and civil penalties for specified immigration related document fraud offenses.

Subtitle C: Asset Forfeiture for Passport and Visa Offenses - Amends Federal criminal law to provide for asset forfeiture for passport and visa offenses.

Title III: Inspection, Apprehension, Detention, Adjudication, and Removal of Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens - Subtitle A: Revision of Procedures for Removal of Aliens - Amends the Act to revise alien removal provisions.

Subtitle B: Removal of Alien Terrorists - Part 1: Removal Procedures for Alien Terrorists - Amends the Act to establish a special removal procedure for terrorists, including the designation by the Chief Justice of the United States of a special removal court.

Part 2: Exclusion and Denial of Asylum for Alien Terrorists - Amends the Act to make membership in a terrorist organization a ground for U.S. exclusion.

(Sec. 332) Denies asylum, status adjustment, and deportation relief to alien terrorists.

Subtitle C: Deterring Transportation of Unlawful Aliens to the United States - Amends the Act with regard to vessel and aircraft transportation of illegal aliens into the United States.

Subtitle D: Additional Provisions - Amends the Act to impose civil penalties upon an alien subject to an order of removal who fails to depart.

(Sec. 358) Authorizes additional appropriations for removal of illegal aliens.

(Sec. 359) Establishes in the Treasury an Immigration Enforcement Account.

Title IV: Enforcement of Restrictions Against Employment - Increases full-time employee positions in: (1) the Investigations Division of INS; and (2) the Wage and Hour Division of the Employment Standards Administration of the Department of Labor.

(Sec. 403) Amends the Act to revise the employer sanctions program.

Title V: Reform of Legal Immigration System - Subtitle A: Worldwide Numerical Limits - Amends the Act to revise legal immigration categories and numerical limitations.

(Sec. 504) Requires periodic congressional review and reauthorization of worldwide immigration levels.

Subtitle B: Changes in Preference System - Amends the Act to revise the immigration preference system.

Subtitle C: Refugees, Asylees, Parole, and Humanitarian Admissions - Amends the Act to revise annual refugee admissions and asylee adjustment provisions.

(Sec. 523) Authorizes the temporary employment of certain retirees to help reduce asylum application backlogs.

(Sec. 524) Limits parole entry to a case-by-case basis for humanitarian or significant public benefit reasons.

Subtitle D: General Effective Date; Transition Provisions - Sets forth transition provisions for specified classification status petitions.

Title VI: Restrictions on Benefits for Illegal Aliens - Subtitle A: Eligibility of Illegal Aliens for Public Benefits - Part 1: Public Benefits Generally - Makes illegal aliens ineligible (with specified exceptions) for public assistance, contracts, and licenses.

(Sec. 602) Makes unauthorized aliens ineligible for unemployment benefits.

Part 2: Earned Income Credit - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny the earned income tax credit to individuals not authorized to work in the United States.

Subtitle B: Expansion of Disqualification from Immigration Benefits on the Basis of Public Charge - Amends the Act to revise public charge grounds for inadmissibility and deportability.

Subtitle C: Attribution of Income and Affidavits of Support - Attributes a sponsor's income and resources to a family-sponsored immigrant for purposes of eligibility for Federal means-tested public benefits programs.

(Sec. 632) Amends the Act to set forth sponsor affidavit of support requirements.

Title VII: Facilitation of Legal Entry - Provides for: (1) increased numbers of land border inspectors; and (2) border infrastructure improvements.

(Sec. 703) Amends the Act to provide for: (1) preinspection at specified foreign airports; and (2) training of airline personnel in fraudulent document detection. Establishes a carrier consultant program.

Title VIII: Miscellaneous Provisions - Amends the Act, as amended by the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 to revise the definition of "aggravated felony."

Amends the Act with regard to: (1) definitions of "child" and "parent"; (2) visa processing procedure; (3) waiver authority concerning notice of visa application denial; (4) Canadian landed immigrants; (5) H-1B nonimmigrants; (6) visa extensions; (7) status adjustment; (8) access to certain confidential INS files; (9) nonimmigrant status for spouses and children of members of the armed forces; (10) fraudulent birth certificates; and (11) specified miscellaneous and technical provisions.