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  • Text of Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004(991 KB - 12/8/2004)
    Final text of the Conference Report on S. 2845, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, passed by the House of Representatives on December 7, 2004 and the Senate on December 8, 2004. AILA Doc. No. 04120840.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120840.
  • Legislative Text of L and H-1B provisions included in the Fiscal 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill (H.R. 4818)(103 KB - 11/23/2004)
    The House and Senate passed the omnibus bill, which included reforms to the L-1 and H-1B visa programs. The House must now pass a technical amendment before the bill will be sent to the President for signature. While the exact date of enactment is unknown, we are anticipating the bill will be signed into law in early December. AILA Doc. No. 04112366.
    AILA Doc. No. 04112366.
  • Final Text of S. 2845 as Passed by the Senate(889 KB - 10/18/2004)
    Text of the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act as passed by the Senate on October 6. AILA Doc. No. 04101865.
    AILA Doc. No. 04101865.
  • Final Text of H.R. 10 as Passed by the House(1071 KB - 10/13/2004)
    Text of the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act as passed by the House on October 8. AILA Doc. No. 04101364.
    AILA Doc. No. 04101364.
  • Text of "Save American Jobs Through L Visa Reform Act of 2004"(36 KB - 5/26/2004)
    Text of H.R. 4415, "Save American Jobs Through L Visa Reform Act of 2004" introduced by Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL). The bill would eliminate the L-1B program, impose a cap on L-1A visas, remove the dual intent provision for L visas and would include a sense of Congress that employers should pay L-1s the higher of the prevailing or the actual wage. AILA Doc. No. 04052663.
    AILA Doc. No. 04052663.
  • Fairness in Immigration Litigation Act(210 KB - 5/20/2004)
    Senators Hatch (R-UT), Kyl (R-AZ), Chambliss (R-GA) and Cornyn (R-TX) on May 19 introduced legislation, the Fairness in Immigration Litigation Act, which claims to “restore fairness to the immigration litigation process and integrity to our immigration system.” AILA opposes this legislation as a broad attack on judicial review and habeas corpus. AILA Doc. No. 04052062.
    AILA Doc. No. 04052062.
  • Senators Introduce Legislation Implementing the 9-11 Commission Recommendations (9/10/2004)
    Text of legislation (not yet enumerated) entitled "9/11 Commission Report Implementation Act of 2004" introduced today by Senators McCain (R-AZ) and Lieberman (D-CT), and others. AILA and Congressional press releases, and Congressional legislative outline are provided.
    AILA Doc. No. 04090763.
  • Last Week in Congress, July 27, 2004 (7/28/2004)
    Prior to leaving for a six-week recess, Congress dealt with a variety of issues from matriculas to biometrics. The pre-recess week’s activities are summarized here. AILA Doc. No. 04072863.
    AILA Doc. No. 04072863.
  • Section-by-section Analysis of the Civil Liberties Restoration Act of 2004 (6/23/2004)
    AILA’s section-by-section analysis of the Civil Liberties Restoration Act of 2004 (CLRA) (S. 2528/H.R. 4591), introduced on 6/16/04 by Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) and Rep. Berman (D-CA). AILA Doc. No. 04062365.
    AILA Doc. No. 04062365.
  • Text of S. 2324—the Visa Waiver Program Compliance Amendments of 2004(30 KB - 4/22/2004)
    Text of S. 2324, the Visa Waiver Program Compliance Amendments of 2004. The bill would extend until 11/30/06 the deadline for Visa Waiver Program countries to issue the new biometric passports, as well as the deadline for the DHS to deploy at our POEs the necessary equipment and software to ‘read’ the new passports. AILA Doc. No. 04042264.
    AILA Doc. No. 04042264.
  • Text of Safe, Orderly Legal Visas and Enforcement (SOLVE) Act of 2004(178 KB - 5/5/2004)
    Text of the Safe, Orderly Legal Visas Enhancement (SOLVE) Act of 2004 introduced by Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL). The Senate bill is S. 2381 and the House bill is H.R. 4262. AILA Doc. No. 04050561.
    AILA Doc. No. 04050561.
  • Section-by-section Analysis of the SOLVE Act (H.R. 4262) (5/4/2004)
    AILA’s section-by-section analysis of the Safe, Orderly Legal Visas and Enforcement (SOLVE) Act of 2004 (H.R. 4262), introduced on 5/4/04 by Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) and Reps. Menendez (D-NJ) and Gutierrez (D-IL). AILA Doc. No. 04050466.
    AILA Doc. No. 04050466.
  • This Week in Congress—May 3, 2004 (5/4/2004)
    This is an active week in Congress on immigration issues, with the introduction of a Democratic comprehensive immigration reform bill, and both the House and Senate Judiciary Committees reviewing issues of concern. AILA Doc. No. 04050446.
    AILA Doc. No. 04050446.
  • Legislative Overview of the SOLVE Act (H.R. 4262) (5/4/2004)
    Legislative overview of the Safe, Orderly Legal Visas and Enforcement (SOLVE) Act of 2004 (H.R. 4262), introduced on 5/4/04 by Sen. Kennedy (D-MA) and Reps. Menendez (D-NJ) and Gutierrez (D-IL). AILA Doc. No. 04050465.
    AILA Doc. No. 04050465.
  • The Immigration Reform Act of 2004 (S. 2010) (1/24/2004)
    Bill text of S. 2010, The Immigration Reform Act of 2004, with fact sheet produced by the offices of Senators Hagel and Daschle. AILA shortly will be posting a section-by-section review of the bill.
    AILA Doc. No. 04012444.
  • Text of Bill that Would Preserve DV Eligibility in the Face of Processing Delays (S. 2089) (2/18/2004)
    Text of legislation (S. 2089), introduced on 2/12/04 by Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), that would amend INA § 204(a)(1)(I)(ii) to allow aliens who are eligible for diversity visas to be eligible beyond the fiscal year in which they applied. See also AILA’s press release at InfoNet Doc. No. 04021367.
    AILA Doc. No. 04021861.
  • Section-by-section Analysis of the Immigration Reform Act of 2004 (S. 2010) (2/3/2004)
    AILA’s section-by-section analysis of the Immigration Reform Act of 2004: Strengthening America’s National Security, Economy, and Families (S. 2010) introduced by Sens. Hagel (R-NE) and Daschle (D-SD). AILA Doc. No. 04020342.
    AILA Doc. No. 04020342.
  • Section-by-Section Analysis of the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2003 (S. 1387)(134 KB - 1/7/2004)
    Section-by-section analysis of S. 1387, introduced on 7/10/03 by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX). AILA Doc. No. 04010714.
    AILA Doc. No. 04010714.
  • Section-by-section Analysis of the Border Security and Immigration Improvement Act of 2003 (HR 2899)(139 KB - 1/7/2004)
    Section-by-section analysis of H.R. 2899, introduced on 7/25/03 by Arizona Republican Representatives Jim Kolbe and Jeff Flake. AILA Doc. No. 04010715.
    AILA Doc. No. 04010715.
 
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