There is one summary for H.R.1605. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/23/1989)

Emergency Refugee Act of 1989 - Authorizes additional FY 1989 refugee admissions from the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Vietnam, the Near East, and East Asia First Asylum countries.

Transfers unused FY 1989 State legalization impact assistance grant (SLIAG) funds to cover specified costs related to such admissions.

Authorizes additional SLIAG FY 1990 and 1991 appropriations.

Authorizes FY 1990 and 1991 appropriations for anti-discrimination in employment activities.

Authorizes SLIAG funds to be used for: (1) employment training and educational outreach programs for legalized aliens; and (2) State enforcement of anti-discrimination activities.

Establishes an administrative appeals process for States applying for SLIAG assistance.

Gives education priority under such grants to basic citizenship skills (English language and United States history and government).