Summary: H.R.1078 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.1078. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/24/1993)

Improved Immigration Law Enforcement Act of 1993 - Increases FY 1994 personnel levels and funding for the Border Patrol and support personnel levels for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

Provides for inservice training to familiarize Border Patrol personnel with the rights and varied cultural backgrounds of aliens and citizens. Authorizes FY 1994 appropriations.

Increases FY 1994 personnel levels in: (1) the Wage and Hour Division with the Employment Standards Administration of the Department of Labor, and assigns such additional personnel to areas with high concentrations of undocumented aliens; and (2) the Investigations Division within INS, and assigns such additional personnel to investigate violations of the employer sanctions provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act).

Increases for FY 1994 the number of Assistant United States Attorney positions, and assigns such additional personnel to prosecute persons who harbor or bring into the United States illegal aliens.

Amends the Act to increase penalties for harboring or bringing into the United States aliens for profit (but specifies that mere employment of an individual by itself shall not be deemed to constitute harboring).

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Attorney General and the Secretary of State should initiate programs with Mexico and Canada to prevent and prosecute the smuggling of aliens into the United States.