H.R. 5261 (96th): Illegal Alien Control Act of 1979


Sep 12, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 12, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Treen

Representative for Louisiana's 3rd congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prevent the illegal entry and employment of aliens in the United States, to facilitate the admission of aliens for temporary employment, to regulate the issuance and use of social security account cards, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/12/1979--Introduced.Illegal Alien Control Act of 1977 - Directs the Attorney General to establish a border patrol force of not less than 3,800 officers.Directs the Attorney General to report to the ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 12, 1979

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5261”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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