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H.R. 4021 (97th): Comprehensive Immigration Amendments of 1981

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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the establishment of a record of admission for permanent residence or temporary employment of certain aliens currently out-of-status in the United States, to provide for enhanced enforcement of the immigration laws, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Jun 25, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 25, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Paul “Pete” McCloskey Jr.

Representative for California's 12th congressional district




Jun 25, 1981

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H.R. 4021 (97th) 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 97th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1981 to Dec 23, 1982. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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