S. 1358 (103rd): Immigration Enforcement and Asylum Reform Act of 1993

Aug 04, 1993 (103rd Congress, 1993–1994)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Johnston Jr.
Senator from Louisiana
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Last Updated
Aug 04, 1993
38 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2602 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 01, 1993


This bill was introduced on August 4, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 04, 1993
Referred to Committee Aug 04, 1993
Full Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve immigration enforcement and anti-smuggling activities, to reform the asylum law, and to authorize appropriations for the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


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Senate Judiciary

Immigration, Refugees and Border Security

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Title I - Smuggling and Fraud Title II: Asylum Title III: Inspections Title IV: Authorization of Appropriations for the Immigration and Naturalization Service Immigration Enforcement and Asylum Reform Act of 1993
Title I - Smuggling and Fraud
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide expedited exclusion procedures for aliens who arrive without proper documentation or who are determined by a special asylum officer not to have a proper claim of asylum (based upon a credible fear of persecution). Limits judicial review to habeas corpus. Increases penalties for certain alien smuggling offenses. Extends penalties to persons who contract to bring in illegal labor. Treats smuggling as an aggravated felony.
Title II - Asylum
Revises asylum procedures. Sets forth mandatory and discretionary conditions for granting provisional asylum. Establishes new application deadlines. States that asylum applications shall be determined by specially trained asylum officers. Terminates an alien's claim for failure to appear at the application hearing.
Title III - Inspections
Directs the Attorney General to:
(1) establish specified numbers of preinspection stations at foreign airports identified as last departure points for the greatest numbers of U.S.-arriving passengers and at those with the greatest numbers of U.S.-arriving undocumented aliens (and to assign additional immigration officers at such airports without preinspection stations); and
(2) establish an expedited inspection process for U.S. citizens returning by air from abroad.
Revises the pilot visa waiver program to:
(1) make it permanent;
(2) repeal certain paperwork requirements;
(3) subject participants to exclusion or deportation without appeal (except for an asylum claim); and
(4) require carriers to distribute program information to passengers.
Provides for the training of airline personnel in detection of fraudulent documents.
Title IV - Authorization of Appropriations for the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Authorizes appropriations for the Border Patrol.

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