Summary: H.R.756 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/31/1995)


Title I: Interdiction

Title II: Alien Smuggling

Title III: Employment

Title IV: Government Benefits

Title V: Criminal Aliens

Title VI: Terrorist Aliens

Title VII: Inspections

Title VIII: Asylum

Illegal Immigration Control Act of 1995 - Title I: Interdiction - Directs the Attorney General to install additional physicial barriers in high illegal-entry border areas.

(Sec. 102) Authorizes appropriations for additional Border Patrol personnel.

(Sec. 103) Directs the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) to implement an interior repatriation program for illegal aliens who have been deported at least three times.

(Sec. 104) Directs the Attorney General and the Commissioner of INS to increase border detention facilites. Authorizes the transfer of closed military bases to be used as Federal incarceration facilities for illegal aliens.

(Sec. 105) Authorizes the Attorney General to require vessels to provide INS with port of entry notification.

(Sec. 106) Directs the Commissioner to collect a user fee for each U.S. land entry.

(Sec. 107) Establishes a Border Control Trust Fund.

Title II: Alien Smuggling - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (the Act) to expand INS forfeiture authority for smuggling or harboring illegal aliens.

(Sec. 202) Brings alien smuggling operations under the purview of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) provisions.

(Sec. 203) Amends the Act to increase penalties for certain alien smuggling offenses.

(Sec. 204) Amends Federal law to authorize INS wiretaps for alien smuggling investigations.

Title III: Employment - Amends the Act to revise alien employment documentation and employer verification provisions, including social security card enhancements.

(Sec. 302) Authorizes appropriations for additional INS investigators.

Title IV: Government Benefits - Prohibits direct Federal benefits (except for emergency medical care) or housing assistance to an alien who is not a permanent resident, a refugee, an asylee, or a parolee.

(Sec. 402) Prohibits unemployment benefits to an alien who has not been granted INS work authorization.

(Sec. 404) Authorizes appropriations for the Save System.

(Sec. 405) Reduces Federal assistance by 20 percent to any locality that refuses to cooperate in the arrest and deportation of illegal aliens.

(Sec. 406) Establishes a uniform vital statistics pilot program for three States with high numbers of undocumented aliens. Authorizes appropriations.

Title V: Criminal Aliens - Amends the Act to include aliens on criminal probation or criminal parole among the categories of aliens subject to special registration.

(Sec. 502) Restricts specified deportation defenses.

(Sec. 503) Authorizes electronic or telephonic deportation proceedings.

(Sec. 504) Directs the Commissioner to operate a criminal alien tracking center. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 505) Directs the Secretary of State and the Attorney General to study the use and effectiveness of the Prisoner Transfer Treaty with Mexico to remove convicted aliens from the United States.

(Sec. 506) Expedites deportation proceedings for specified criminal aliens.

Title VI: Terrorist Aliens - Amends the Act to establish procedures for the removal of alien terrorists, including a special court to hear such cases.

(Sec. 602) Makes membership in a terrorist organization a basis for U.S. exclusion.

Title VII: Inspections - Directs the Attorney General to establish: (1) specified numbers of preinspection stations at foreign airports identified as last departure points for the greatest numbers of U.S.-arriving passengers and at those with the greatest numbers of U.S.-arriving undocumented aliens; and (2) an air carrier consultant program.

(Sec. 702) Provides for the training of airline personnel in fraudulent document detection.

(Sec. 703) Amends Federal law to increase specified passport and visa penalties.

Title VIII: Asylum - Amends the Act to revise asylum procedures.

(Sec. 802) Sets forth mandatory and discretionary conditions for granting provisional asylum.