H.R.1173 - To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make available funds to reimburse localities which are impacted by substantial increases in aliens applying for political asylum.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16] (Introduced 02/28/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/27/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law. (All Actions)|
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HR 1173 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1173 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make available funds to reimburse localities which are impacted by substantial increases in aliens applying for political asylum. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 28, 1989 Mr. SMITH of Florida (for himself, Mr. FASCELL, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida, Mr. PEPPER, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. GIBBONS, Mr. MCCOLLUM, and Mr. SHAW) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary A BILL To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make available funds to reimburse localities which are impacted by substantial increases in aliens applying for political asylum. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) section 404(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended-- (1) by inserting `(1)' immediately after `(b)'; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: `(2)(A) Whenever a district director of the Service certifies to the Commissioner that the number of asylum applications filed in the respective district during a calendar quarter exceeded by 1,000 or more the number of asylum applications filed in that district during the preceding calendar quarter, then funds which are authorized to be appropriated by paragraph (1), subject to the dollar limitation contained in subsection (b), shall be available for the reimbursement of localities providing assistance to aliens in that district who have asylum applications pending. `(B) Not more than $20,000,000 shall be available for all localities eligible for benefits under this paragraph. `(C) For purposes of subparagraph (A), the requirement of paragraph (1) that an immigration emergency be determined shall not apply.'. (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to increases in the number of asylum applications filed in the calendar quarter which began on January 1, 1989.