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H.R. 2202 (104th): Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to improve deterrence of illegal immigration to the United States by increasing border patrol and investigative personnel, by increasing penalties for alien smuggling and for document fraud, by reforming exclusion and deportation law and procedures, by improving the verification system for eligibility for employment, and through other measures, to reform the legal immigration system and facilitate legal entries into the United States, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lamar Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 2, 1996
Length: 290 pages
Introduced:

Aug 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and though it was passed by both chamber on September 25, 1996s, it was passed in non-identical form and only one chamber approved a conference report to resolve the differences.

History

Aug 4, 1995
 
Introduced

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Sep 20, 1995
 
Text Published

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Oct 24, 1995
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 21, 1996
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

May 2, 1996
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 25, 1996
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate 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 House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

H.R. 2202 (104th) 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 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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