H.R. 672 (101st): Legal Immigration Reform Act of 1989

Jan 27, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Howard Berman
Representative for California's 26th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 5299 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 1988

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 January 27, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 27, 1989
Referred to Committee Jan 27, 1989
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to change the level, and preference system for admission, of immigrants to the United States.


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27 cosponsors (26D, 1R) (show)

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Legal Immigration Reform Act of 1989 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to set worldwide levels for family-based, employment-based, and independent immigrants.
Revises the visa preference system for such immigrants.
Establishes a Select Review Commission on Legal Immigration Reform to review the impact of this Act and report its conclusions to the President and the Congress. Terminates the Commission on the due date of the report, but allows it to function through FY 1993 as necessary.
Provides a temporary stay of deportation and work authorization for qualified spouses and children of legalized aliens.
Shortens the usual period of lawful permanent residence for naturalization.
Waives certain naturalization requirements for Philippine natives who served honorably in the U.S. armed forces during World War II.

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