H.R.8703 - A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to change certain criteria for determining whether an alien is excludable from admission to or deportable from, the United States as a public charge and to provide that an alien may not be admitted to the United States unless a citizen of the United States enters into an enforceable agreement to provide support to such alien for a period of five years after admission.95th Congress (1977-1978)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Yatron, Gus [D-PA-6] (Introduced 08/02/1977)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 08/02/1977 Referred to House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.8703 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/02/1977)
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to define the term "public charge" as an alien who receives financial support or medical treatment from any Federal, State, or local program designed to support needy individuals.
Prohibits the admission of any immigrant unless a United States citizen has agreed in writing to sponsor such immigrant and to reimburse the Federal, State, or local government for financial support or medical treatment provided to the immigrant during the five year period after entering the United States.