H.R.41 - Mass Immigration Reduction Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] (Introduced 01/06/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||02/25/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 41 Introduced in House (IH)] 106th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 41 To effect a moratorium on immigration by aliens other than refugees, priority workers, and the spouses and children of United States citizens. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 6, 1999 Mr. Stump (for himself, Mr. Callahan, Mr. Goss, Mr. Norwood, Mr. Herger, Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Hefley, Mr. Deal of Georgia, Mr. Shadegg, Mr. Hansen, Mrs. Chenoweth, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Collins, Mr. Watkins, Mrs. Cubin, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Spence, Mr. Barr of Georgia, Mr. Coble, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Dickey, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Packard, Mr. Ewing, Mr. Cooksey, Mr. Baker, Mr. Everett, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. Tauzin, Mr. Taylor of Mississippi, Mr. Linder, Mr. Bartlett of Maryland, Mr. Traficant, Mrs. Emerson, Mr. Skeen, Mr. Lewis of Kentucky, Mr. Jones of North Carolina, Mr. Hall of Texas, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Combest, Mr. Goode, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Hayes, and Mr. Camp) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To effect a moratorium on immigration by aliens other than refugees, priority workers, and the spouses and children of United States citizens. 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 ``Mass Immigration Reduction Act''. SEC. 2. IMMIGRATION MORATORIUM DEFINED. As used in this Act, the term ``immigration moratorium'' means the period beginning on October 1, 1999, and ending on September 30 of the first fiscal year after fiscal year 2004 during which the President submits a report to Congress, which is approved by a joint resolution of Congress, that the flow of illegal immigration has been reduced to less than 10,000 aliens per year and that any increase in legal immigration resulting from termination of the immigration moratorium would have no adverse impact on the wages and working conditions of United States citizens, the achievement or maintenance of Federal environmental quality standards, or the capacity of public schools, public hospitals, and other public facilities to serve the resident population in those localities where immigrants are likely to settle. SEC. 3. WORLDWIDE LEVELS OF IMMIGRATION. Notwithstanding section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, during the immigration moratorium under section 2 in lieu of the worldwide levels of immigration under section 201 of such Act-- (1) the worldwide level of family-sponsored immigrants under section 201(c) of such Act is 10,000; (2) the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants under section 201(d) of such Act is 5,000; and (3) the worldwide level of diversity immigrants under section 201(e) of such Act is zero. SEC. 4. ALLOTMENT OF VISAS. (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 203 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, during the immigration moratorium under section 2, in lieu of the number of visas that may be allotted under section 203 of such Act-- (1) the number of visas that shall be allotted to family- sponsored immigrants under section 203(a) of such Act shall be 10,000 for qualified immigrants under section 203(a)(2)(A) of such Act and zero for other family-sponsored immigrants; (2) the number of visas that shall be allotted in any fiscal year to priority workers under section 203(b)(1) of such Act shall not exceed the worldwide level of employment-based immigrants for that fiscal year, and the number of visas that shall be allotted to other aliens subject to the worldwide level for employment-based immigrants shall be zero; and (3) the number of visas that shall be allotted to diversity immigrants under section 203(c) of such Act shall be zero. (b) Limitation on Sponsorship by Certain Aliens.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no visa may be allotted to any immigrant on the basis of a petition by an individual who has filed an application under section 210 or 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act. SEC. 5. GRANTING IMMIGRANT STATUS. During the immigration moratorium under section 2, the Attorney General may not approve any petition for classification under section 204 of the Immigration and Nationality Act except for classification by reason of a family relationship described in section 201(b)(2) of such Act or priority worker status under section 203(b)(1) of such Act. Petitions that may not be approved during the moratorium shall be returned to the persons who filed the petitions. SEC. 6. ANNUAL ADMISSION OF REFUGEES. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during the immigration moratorium under section 2 the number of refugees who may be admitted under section 207 of such Act, including the number of admissions made available to adjust to the status of permanent residence the status of aliens granted asylum under section 209(b) of such Act, shall not exceed 25,000 in any fiscal year. SEC. 7. IMMEDIATE RELATIVES DEFINED. During the immigration moratorium, the term ``immediate relatives'' for purposes of section 201(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act means the children and spouse of a citizen of the United States. SEC. 8. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act shall take effect October 1, 1999. <all>