H.R.2162 - Immigration Reduction Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
Summary: H.R.2162 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)
Introduced in House (08/02/1995)
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Title I: Immigrants and Refugees
Title II: Border Control
Title III: Interior Enforcement
Title IV: Document Reform
Title V: State and Local Responsibilities
Title VI: Restricting Welfare and Public Benefits for Aliens
Subtitle A: Eligibility for Federal Benefits Program
Subtitle B: Eligibility for State and Local Public
Subtitle C: Attribution of Income and Affidavits of
Subtitle D: General Provisions
Subtitle E: Conforming Amendments
Title VII: Strengthening Citizenship
Title VIII: Immigration and Naturalization Service
Immigration Reduction Act of 1995 - Title I: Immigrants and Refugees - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (Act) to reduce legal immigration levels and revise descriptive categories. Eliminates: (1) the worldwide level of diversity immigrants; and (2) preference allocation for formerly-sponsored immigrants as of FY 1997.
(Sec. 102) Limits refugee admissions to 50,000 annual entrants.
(Sec. 103) Revises asylum provisions.
(Sec. 104) Repeals temporary protected status.
(Sec. 105) Prohibits parole into the United States except on the basis of individual circumstances.
Title II: Border Control - Increases, and authorizes appropriations for, border patrol personnel.
(Sec. 202) Amends the Act to establish border crossing fees (to be deposited into a Treasury Border Crossing Fee Account).
Title III: Interior Enforcement - Increases, and authorizes appropriations for, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) investigative personnel.
(Sec. 303) Provides for the identification and use of closed military bases as alien detention facilities.
(Sec. 304) Grants immigration appeals jurisdiction to the United States Court of Appeals.
(Sec. 305) Provides with respect to aliens subject to deportation for: (1) civil penalties for unlawful U.S. presence; and (2) seizure of certain property for unauthorized employment or improper receipt of Federal benefits.
Title IV: Document Reform - Amends the Act with respect to work eligibility documents, including: (1) document examination; and (2) enhancement of alien identity cards and social security cards.
(Sec. 402) Provides for social security account electronic verification.
Title V: State and Local Responsibilities - Makes a State or local government ineligible for Federal assistance for noncooperation with Federal immigration authorities.
(Sec. 502) Requires State or local enforcement authorities to notify the appropriate INS officer upon arrest of an alien.
(Sec. 504) Authorizes immigration-related deputization of State and local law enforcement personnel.
Title VI: Restricting Welfare and Public Benefits for Aliens - Subtitle A: Eligibility for Federal Benefits Programs - Prohibits certain Federal public benefits (except for emergency assistance and certain housing assistance) to unlawful or nonimmigrant aliens.
(Sec. 603) Limits the eligibility of lawful aliens (with specified exceptions) for: (1) supplemental security income; (2) temporary assistance for needy families; (3) social services block grants; (4) Medicaid; and (5) food stamps.
Subtitle B: Eligibility for State and Local Public Benefits Programs - Prohibits State and local public benefits (except for emergency assistance) to unlawful or nonimmigrant aliens.
(Sec. 613) Authorizes States to limit alien eligibility for State public benefits programs.
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 public benefits programs.
(Sec. 422) Amends the Act to set forth sponsor affidavit of support requirements.
Subtitle D: General Provisions - Defines specified terms.
Subtitle E: Conforming Amendments - Makes conforming amendments to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980 and the Housing Act of 1949.
Subtitle F: Exclusion of Aliens Likely to Become Public Charges - Amends the Act to exclude aliens likely to become public charges from U.S. admission.
Title VII: Strengthening Citizenship - Limits the scope of U.S. citizenship by birth.
(Sec. 702) Prohibits voting by noncitizens in specified Federal or State elections, referenda, ballots, or other voting procedures.
(Sec. 703) Amends the Act to revise certain naturalization provisions.
(Sec. 704) Authorizes a State action against a Federal agency based upon immigration law violations.
Title VIII: Immigration and Naturalization Services - Establishes the INS as an independent U.S. agency.