S.759 - Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bradley, Bill [D-NJ] (Introduced 05/04/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/04/1995 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.|
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[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 759 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 104th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 759 To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the adjustment of status of aliens who are unlawfully residing in the United States. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES May 4 (legislative day, May 1), 1995 Mr. Bradley (for himself and Mr. Hollings) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit the adjustment of status of aliens who are unlawfully residing in the United States. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act of 1995''. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress makes the following findings: (1) The Government of the United States has failed to curb the influx of undocumented aliens into the United States. (2) The social and economic costs of illegal immigration create a backlash against legal immigrants and citizens of different ethnic backgrounds. (3) The primary magnet for illegal aliens is work. (4) Existing law contains provisions to prevent the employment of undocumented aliens. (5) Properly enforced, these provisions could reduce employment opportunities for illegal immigrants and thereby reduce the incentive for illegal immigration. (6) With proper enforcement and employer education, the employer sanctions laws should not result in employment discrimination. (7) However, these laws are not now adequately enforced. (8) This is in part because Immigration and Naturalization Service inspectors have other, legislatively mandated, priorities that have first call on their limited resources. (9) Many illegal immigrants adjust their status to become legal residents. (10) This prospect is another encouragement to illegal immigration. (11) Statistics show that approximately one-half of all illegal aliens living in the United States arrived legally on nonimmigrant visas, then failed to depart. (12) The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is currently unable to identify or locate such visa overstayers in a systematic fashion. SEC. 3. ENFORCEMENT OF EMPLOYER SANCTIONS. (a) Establishment of New Office.--There shall be in the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice an Office for the Enforcement of Employer Sanctions (in this section referred to as the ``Office''). (b) Functions.--The functions of the Office established under subsection (a) shall be-- (1) to investigate and prosecute violations of section 274A(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1324a(a)); and (2) to educate employers on the requirements of the law and in other ways as necessary to prevent employment discrimination. (c) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are authorized to be appropriated to the Attorney General $100,000,000 to carry out the functions of the Office established under subsection (a). SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS. Section 245(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255(c)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``or (4)'' and inserting ``(4)''; and (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: ``(5) any alien who seeks adjustment of status as an employment-based immigrant; or (6) any alien who was employed while the alien was an unauthorized alien, as defined in section 274(h)(3)''. SEC. 5. MONITORING OF OVERSTAYS. The Attorney General shall develop an entry and exit data base that will permit the Attorney General to identify lawfully admitted nonimmigrants who overstay their visas. <all>