H.R. 3374 (101st): IRCA Amendments of 1989

Sep 28, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bruce Morrison
Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 4300 (Related)
Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Act of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 03, 1990


This bill was introduced on September 28, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 28, 1989
Referred to Committee Sep 28, 1989
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to the changes made by titles I and II of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


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Immigration and Border Security

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IRCA Amendments of 1989 -
Title I - Provisions Relating to Title I of IRCA (Control of Illegal Immigration)
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the voluntary issuance of work authorization cards to U.S. citizens and others authorized to work in the United States. Requires the issuance of a final administrative order before imposition of illegal hiring criminal sanctions on an employer. Requires immigration emergency funds to be made available to localities affected by increased asylum applicants.
Title II - Provisions Relating to Title II of IRCA (Legalization)
Repeals the one-year filing deadline for an alien seeking to adjust from temporary to permanent resident status under the legalization program.
Revises provisions with regard to a nonimmigrant's legalization filing.
Permits the courts to extend the legalization filing period for up to six months in an action challenging related rules, policies, or practices.
Prohibits the deportation of spouses and children of legalized aliens and certain alien minors (and authorizes employment) in certain deportation circumstances.
Amends the Immigration Reform and Control Act to expand the use of State legalization assistance grants to include:
(1) employment training;
(2) legalization outreach; and
(3) employment discrimination outreach and enforcement.

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