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S. 358 (101st): Immigration Act of 1990

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Immigration Act of 1990 (Pub.L. 101–649, 104 Stat. 4978, enacted November 29, 1990) was signed into law by George H. W. Bush on November 29, 1990. It was first introduced by Senator Ted Kennedy in 1989. It was a national reform of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. It increased total, overall immigration to allow 700,000 immigrants to come to the U.S. per year for the fiscal years '92–'94, and 675,000 per year after that. It provided family based immigration visa, created ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced:

Feb 7, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 29, 1990

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 29, 1990.

Law:

Pub.L. 101-649

Sponsor:

Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator for Massachusetts

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 1990

History

Feb 7, 1989
 
Introduced

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Jun 8, 1989
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 13, 1989
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Oct 3, 1990
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 26, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report.

Oct 27, 1990
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 29, 1990
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 358 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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