Published Date:  

1995-08-04 04:00

Public Description:  

H.R. 2202, the Immigration in the National Interest Act of 1995, was a large omnibus bill designed to reform the entire immigration system. The legal immigration reforms it included were based on the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission's recommendations for cutting the major links of family-chain migration and protecting American workers from further wage depression. The bill would have eliminated the categories for adult children and siblings and limited that for parents of adults. H.R.2202 also included dozens of provisions aimed at reducing illegal immigration, including a 10-year ban on legal re-entry for illegal aliens, additional border patrol agents and equipment, and worksite verification programs.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 104th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 2202

Chamber:  

House