H.R. 4230 (101st): Selected Immigrant Act of 1990

Mar 08, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Eliot Engel
Representative for New York's 19th 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 March 8, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 08, 1990
Referred to Committee Mar 08, 1990
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for admission of selected immigrants based on a point system.


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2 cosponsors (2D) (show)

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Selected Immigrant Act of 1990 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish:
(1) a fiscal year 100,000 worldwide U.S. immigration limitation; and
(2) a fiscal year 12,000 foreign country limitation (Northern Ireland to be treated as a separate foreign state for such purpose).
Establishes a ten fiscal year (beginning with FY 1991) priority for immigrants from countries adversely affected by Public Law 89-236 and from other underrepresented countries.
Establishes a preference immigration point system based on:
(1) age;
(2) occupational demand;
(3) occupational training and work experience;
(4) prearranged U.S. employment;
(5) education; and
(6) knowledge of U.S. government and history.
Reduces the naturalization waiting period from five years to three years.
Directs the Comptroller General to study and report to the Congress on the immigration impact of this Act.

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