H.R. 2816 (96th): Refugee Act of 1979


Mar 13, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Enacted as S. 643 (companion bill)

Peter Rodino Jr.

Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district


See Instead:

S. 643 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Mar 17, 1980

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to revise the procedures for the admission of refugees, to amend the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 to establish a more uniform basis for the provision of assistance to refugees, and for other purposes.

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Mar 13, 1979

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Dec 20, 1979
Passed House

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