H.R. 3594 (103rd): To prohibit direct Federal financial benefits and unemployment benefits to illegal aliens.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Nov 20, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3594 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3594

To prohibit direct Federal financial benefits and unemployment benefits to illegal aliens.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 20, 1993

Mr. SANGMEISTER introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on the Judiciary and Ways and Means


A BILL

To prohibit direct Federal financial benefits and unemployment benefits to illegal aliens.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION OF DIRECT FEDERAL FINANCIAL BENEFITS AND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- On and after the date of the enactment of this Act, notwithstanding any other provision of law, no direct Federal financial benefit or social insurance benefit may be paid or otherwise given to any person not lawfully present in the United States, except emergency medical assistance or pursuant to a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

    (b) UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS- No alien who has not been granted employment authorization pursuant to Federal law shall be eligible for unemployment benefits.

    (c) CONSTRUCTION- This section shall not apply to the provision of foreign aid to aliens abroad.

    (d) DEFINITION- For purposes of this section, the term ‘person not lawfully within the United States’ means any person who at the time the person applies for, receives, or attempts to receive a Federal financial benefit or social insurance benefit is not a United States citizen, a permanent resident alien, an asylee, a refugee, a parolee, or a nonimmigrant in status.

SEC. 2. VERIFICATION OF IMMIGRATION STATUS OF ALIENS APPLYING FOR BENEFITS UNDER CERTAIN FEDERAL PROGRAMS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in carrying out the prohibition under section 1, the head of each Federal agency which provides a direct Federal financial benefit or social insurance benefit shall utilize the immigration status verification system of such Federal Agency or the Systematic Alien Verification For Entitlements Program (SAVE) of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to determine the immigration status of aliens applying for any such benefit.

    (b) NOTIFICATION TO INS- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the head of each Federal agency which provides a direct Federal financial benefit or social insurance benefit shall notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding applications for such benefits by persons not lawfully within the United States.