Text: H.R.1620 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 1620 Introduced in House (IH)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1620

To prohibit direct Federal financial benefits and unemployment benefits 
 for illegal aliens and to end Federal mandates for States to provide 
                      benefits for illegal aliens.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 1, 1993

  Mr. Dreier introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                       Committee on the Judiciary

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                                 A BILL


 
To prohibit direct Federal financial benefits and unemployment benefits 
 for illegal aliens and to end Federal mandates for States to provide 
                      benefits for illegal aliens.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION OF DIRECT FEDERAL FINANCIAL BENEFITS AND 
              UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS; ELIMINATION OF 
              FEDERAL REQUIREMENT FOR PROVISION OF ANY STATE BENEFITS 
              TO ILLEGAL ALIENS.

    (a) In General.--On and after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, notwithstanding any other provision of law--
            (1) no direct Federal financial benefit or social insurance 
        benefit may be paid or otherwise given to any person not 
        lawfully present in the United States, except pursuant to a 
        provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
            (2) no State is required, under title XIX of the Social 
        Security Act, to provide for medical assistance for any person 
        not lawfully within the United States; and
            (3) no State (or locality in a State) is required under any 
        Federal law to provide any form of aid or assistance (including 
        the provision of educational services) to any person not 
        lawfully within the United States.
    (b) Unemployment Benefits.--No alien who has not been granted 
employment authorization pursuant to Federal law shall be eligible for 
unemployment benefits.
    (c) Construction.--This section--
            (1) shall not apply to the provision of foreign aid to 
        aliens abroad, and
            (2) shall not be construed as affecting the rights of 
        States to provide with State funds for any form of assistance 
        for a person not lawfully within the United States.
    (d) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term ``person 
not lawfully within the United States'' means any person who at the 
time the person applies for, receives, or attempts to receive a 
benefit, aid, or assistance is not a United States citizen, a permanent 
resident alien, an asylee, a refugee, a parolee, or a non-immigrant in 
status.

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