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  • Text of Enrolled Version of H.R. 2655(36 KB - 12/13/2004)
    Text of enrolled (final) version of H.R. 2655, amending and extending the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998. President Bush signed the bill on December 10, 2004 (Pub. L. No. 108-449).
    AILA Doc. No. 04121369.
  • President Signs FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 4818) (12/8/2004)
    Final text of the FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 4818). President Bush signed the bill into law on December 8, 2004 (P.L. 108-477).
    AILA Doc. No. 04121811.
  • President Signs Bill to Extend J Waiver Program for Physicians (12/8/2004)
    Final text of legislation that extends and modifies the “Conrad 30” J waiver program for foreign-born physicians (S. 2302, Pub. L. No. 108-441). President Bush signed the bill on December 3, 2004.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120711.
  • Summary of the Conference Report, S. 2845 Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004(333 KB - 12/8/2004)
    The summary of the Conference Report, S. 2845 Intelligence Reform And Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, passed by the House of Representatives on December 7, 2004 and by the Senate on December 8, 2004.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120841.
  • Section-by-Section of L-1 and H-1B Amendments Included in FY2005 Omnibus Appropriations (H.R. 4818) (11/22/2004)
    AILA’s section-by-section analysis of amendments that would exempt from the cap 20,000 H-1Bs with advanced degrees from U.S. Universities, increase fees, adjust the prevailing wage calculation, modify DOL investigations, and reform the L-1B program.
    AILA Doc. No. 04112210.
  • Text of P.L. 108-390(29 KB - 11/1/2004)
    The President signed into law H.R. 4306, which allows employers to electronically complete and store employment eligibility verification (I-9) forms. In addition to e-storage, the bill would permit the use of handwritten or electronic signatures in completing the I-9 forms.
    AILA Doc. No. 04110110.
  • The Human Faces Behind H.R. 10(175 KB - 10/27/2004)
    Examples of how H.R. 10 could impact the lives of real people.
    AILA Doc. No. 04102716.
  • Summary of Select Immigration Provisions of H.R. 10 as Passed by the House and Referred to Conference(125 KB - 10/14/2004)
    AILA’s summary and analysis of selected immigration provisions contained in the “9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act” (H.R. 10) as passed by the House and reported to Conference.
    AILA Doc. No. 04101469.
  • Text of PL 108-287 (8/10/2004)
    President Bush signed into law on 8/5/04, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2005 (H.R. 4613). Included was a provision exempting fish roe workers from the H-2B cap.
    AILA Doc. No. 04081066.
  • Double Victories in the House: Roybal-Allard Passes House; Tancredo Amendment Fails (6/18/2004)
    The Roybal-Allard amendment to prevent the contracting out of the IIO function passed the House by a 242-163 margin. The Tancredo amendment to withhold DHS funds from states and localities that do not report individuals' immigration status was defeated by a 262-145 vote.
    AILA Doc. No. 04061871.
  • Text of PL 108-179—the Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003(22 KB - 2/24/2004)
    Text of PL 108-179, the Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act of 2003, which President Bush signed on 12/15/03 and amends the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 to authorize appropriations to provide assistance for centers and programs for the treatment of victims of torture.
    AILA Doc. No. 04022465.
  • President Signs Legislation Reauthorizing Trafficking Victims Protection Act (12/17/2003)
    On 12/19/03, the President signed into law legislation (H.R. 2620; PL 108-193) that authorizes appropriations for FY2004 and FY2005 for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). The bill also makes several changes to the immigration provisions of the TVPA.
    AILA Doc. No. 03121715.
  • Special Immigrant Religious Worker Program Extended until 2008 (10/15/2003)
    On October 15, 2003, the President signed into law H.R. 2152 (P.L. 108-99). The new law will extend the special immigrant religious worker program for five years.
    AILA Doc. No. 03101511.
  • Bipartisan Farmworker Bill Introduced in the House and Senate (9/24/2003)
    On 9/23/03, the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and Security (AgJOBS) Act of 2003 was introduced (H.R. 3142/S. 1645). Provisions include earned adjustment, a streamlined H-2A program and enhanced labor protections.
    AILA Doc. No. 03092444.
  • Chile and Singapore FTAs Signed Into Law (9/5/2003)
    On 9/3/03, the President signed free trade agreements (FTAs) with Chile (P.L. 108-77) and Singapore (P.L. 108-78) into law.
    AILA Doc. No. 03090542.
  • Chile and Singapore FTAs Impact Immigration Laws (8/6/2003)
    Immigration-related provisions contained in the administration's free trade agreements (FTAs) with Chile (H.R. 2738) and Singapore (H.R. 2739). Included within the immigration provisions of the bills is a country-specific numerical limit on H-1B visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 03080614.
  • Update on Fee Surcharge and NSEERS Provisions in Omnibus Budget Bill (2/14/2003)
    On 2/20/03, the President signed the budget bill, which includes funding for NSEERs and deletes the provision of law that had caused the INS to change its filing fees.
    AILA Doc. No. 03021446.
  • Section-by-Section of Homeland Security Act of 2002 (12/2/2002)
    AILA’s expanded section-by-section analysis of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-296), including sections on the Officer for Civil Rights and FOIA exemptions.
    AILA Doc. No. 02120240.
  • President Signs Border Student Commuter Bill (11/5/2002)
    President Bush, on 11/2/02, signed the "Border Student Commuter Act of 2002" (H.R. 4967, P.L. 107-274), which creates a border commuter nonimmigrant classification under the F and M visa categories for Canadian and Mexican nationals.
    AILA Doc. No. 02110543.
  • Congress Passes Measure to Apply AC21 to Pending Labor Certifications (10/4/2002)
    The Senate passed the DOJ Authorization bill which includes H-1B extensions beyond the 6th year based on lengthy labor certification adjudication, extension of Conrad 20, EB-5. The measure already passed in the House, and the President is expected to sign it.
    AILA Doc. No. 02100440.
  • New Law Extends the Irish Peace Process Cultural Training Program (10/7/2002)
    President Bush signed legislation on October 4, 2002, extending for another year the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program (Pub. L. No. 107-234).
    AILA Doc. No. 02100741.
  • Section-by-Section of the Child Status Protection Act (8/9/2002)
    AILA’s summary of the Child Status Protection Act (P.L. 107-208).
    AILA Doc. No. 02080940.
  • Age-Out Protection Bill Cleared for President’s Signature (7/24/2002)
    On 7/22/02, the House approved the Child Status Protection Act (H.R. 1209). The bill addresses the problem of minor children losing their eligibility for certain immigration benefits as a result of INS processing delays. The Senate passed the measure on 6/13/02.
    AILA Doc. No. 02072402.
  • Section-by-Section of the Border Security Act (5/24/2002)
    AILA’s section-by-section summary of the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002 (P.L. 107-173).
    AILA Doc. No. 02052445.
  • Section-by-Section of the PATRIOT Act (10/10/2001)
    AILA's section-by-section summary of the immigration provisions in the Provide Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (PATRIOT) Act of 2001 (H.R. 2975).
    AILA Doc. No. 01101081.
  • Section-by-Section of the USA Act of 2001 (10/10/2001)
    AILA's section-by-section summary of the immigration provisions in the Uniting and Strengthening America (USA) Act of 2001 (S. 1510).
    AILA Doc. No. 01101080.
  • Current Immigration Laws (9/21/2001)
    Current U.S. immigration law is based on the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 ("INA," codified at 8 U.S.C. §1101 et.seq.), which has been amended many times over the last 40 years. Included are some of the most important and recent amendments to the INA.
    AILA Doc. No. 01092159.
  • Congress Authorizes Premium Processing Fee(432 KB - 12/21/2000)
    Section 112 of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act adds to the INA subsection 296(u), authorizing the INS to charge a $1,000 premium processing fee for employment-based petitions and applications.
    AILA Doc. No. 00122190.
  • Full Text of LIFE Act and LIFE Act Amendments (12/19/2000)
    Full legislative language of immigration provisions enacted by the 106th Congress as part of the end-of-session negoatiations.
    AILA Doc. No. 00121901.
  • Section-by-Section of the USA Act (10/23/2001)
    AILA's section-by-section summary of the immigration provisions in the Uniting and Strengthening America (USA) Act of 2001 (H.R. 2975).
    AILA Doc. No. 01102380.
  • Summary of the LIFE Act (1/7/2001)
    AILA’s summary of major provisions included in Legal Immigration and Family Equity (LIFE) Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-533).
    AILA Doc. No. 01010507.
  • Legislation Recently Signed Into Law (11/7/2000)
    List and brief summary of immigration legislation recently enacted.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110780.
  • Summary of VAWA II Immigration Fixes (11/1/2000)
    Summary of the changes resulting from the passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386).
    AILA Doc. No. 00110180.
  • Full Text of S. 2045 as Passed By Senate and House (10/4/2000)
    Text of H-1B bill passed by Congress on October 3, 2000 and sent to the President for signature.
    AILA Doc. No. 00100471.
  • Section 110 Bill Signed Into Law (6/23/2000)
    The INS Data Management Improvement Act (PL 106-215), mandating that INS create centralized database to organize and coordinate entry and exit data currently collected at ports of entry, signed into law June 15, 2000.
    AILA Doc. No. 00062302.
  • Immigration-Related Legislation Introduced After 9/11/01 (10/16/2001)
    A list of immigration-related legislation introduced during the 107th Congress in the immediate wake of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    AILA Doc. No. 01101660.
 
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