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  1. The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRIRA or IIRAIRA), Division C of Pub.L. 104–208 (text), 110 Stat. 3009-546, enacted September 30, 1996, made major changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). IIRIRA's changes became effective on April 1, 1997.

  2. The most sweeping immigration act the United States had passed until that time, it followed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 in marking a turn toward nativism. The 1917 act governed immigration policy until it was amended by the Immigration Act of 1924 ; both acts were revised by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 .

  3. The bill would have amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program completely, but did not pass. Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) introduced the Save America Comprehensive Immigration Act of 2009 on January 7, 2009. The bill would have doubled the number of diversity visas available to 110,000 yearly.

  4. › wiki › Refugee_ActRefugee Act - Wikipedia

    The United States Refugee Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-212) is an amendment to the earlier Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 and the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, and was created to provide a permanent and systematic procedure for the admission to the United States of refugees of special humanitarian concern to the U.S., and to provide comprehensive and uniform provisions ...

  5. Oct 22, 2022 · Under U.S. law, a “refugee” is a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her home country because of “ persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution” due to race, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, religion, or national origin. viii This definition is based on the United Nations 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocols relating to the Status of ...

  6. Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965. 2. In section 1(3) of the Teaching Council (Scotland) Act 1965,... Employment and Training Act 1973. 3. In section 12(1) of the Employment and Training Act 1973... Estate Agents Act 1979. 4. The Estate Agents Act 1979 is amended as follows. 5.

  7. Oct 29, 2009 · The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 . Immigration plummeted during the global depression of the 1930s and World War II (1939-1945). Between 1930 and 1950, America’s foreign-born ...

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