Text: H.R.1173 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.