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A Brief History of U.S. Immigration Policy

A Brief History of U.S. Immigration Policy

Date: December 22, 1980
Creator: Vialet, Joyce
Description: U.S. immigration policy has been shaped not only by the perceived needs of this country, but by the needs and aspirations of the immigrants themselves. This report reviews the major streams of immigration to the United States in the context of the country's changing views of immigration.
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The Immigration and Nationality Act: Questions and Answers

The Immigration and Nationality Act: Questions and Answers

Date: March 11, 1982
Creator: Vialet, Joyce
Description: None
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Social Security: Alien Beneficiaries

Social Security: Alien Beneficiaries

Date: November 1, 1983
Creator: Koitz, David Stuart
Description: None
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Refugee Act Reauthorization: Admissions and Resettlement Issues

Refugee Act Reauthorization: Admissions and Resettlement Issues

Date: November 22, 1983
Creator: Vialet, Joyce
Description: None
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Immigration Issues and Legislation in the 98th Congress

Immigration Issues and Legislation in the 98th Congress

Date: December 2, 1983
Creator: Vialet, Joyce
Description: None
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Basic Questions on U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

Basic Questions on U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

Date: March 3, 1992
Creator: Eig, Larry M.
Description: U.S. citizenship is conferred at birth under the principle of jus soli (nationality of place of birth) and the principle of jus sanguinis (nationality of parents). The U.S. Constitution states as a fundamental rule of jus soli citizenship that "all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." The exceptions to universal citizenship comprehended by the requirement that a person be born "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" include: (1) children born to a foreign sovereign or accredited diplomatic official; (2) children born on a foreign public vessel, such as a warship; (3) children born to an alien enemy in hostile occupation; and (4) native Indians.
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Haiti: Efforts to Restore President Aristide, 1991-1994

Haiti: Efforts to Restore President Aristide, 1991-1994

Date: May 11, 1995
Creator: Taft-Morales, Maureen
Description: This report tracks the efforts to restore to office President Aristide of Haiti between the years 1991-1994. During this period, the main U.S. foreign policy concern was the restoration of the democratic process to Haiti. Closely related to this was the issue of Haitians attempting to flee to the United States by boat. Congressional concerns focused on human rights, Haitian migration, socioeconomic conditions, and drug trafficking.
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Immigration: Reasons for Growth, 1981-1995

Immigration: Reasons for Growth, 1981-1995

Date: February 12, 1997
Creator: Vialet, Joyce
Description: None
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Central American Asylum Seekers: Impact of 1996 Immigration Law

Central American Asylum Seekers: Impact of 1996 Immigration Law

Date: November 21, 1997
Creator: Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Description: This report discuses issues related to the significant portion of the Central Americans affected by the IIRIRA revisions still have asylum cases pending and may obtain legal permanent residence by that avenue if they demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution. The Attorney General also has the discretionary authority to grant blanket relief from deportation, but the discretionary forms of relief do not entail legal permanent residence. There is considerable interest in this issue in the 105th Congress, and the Senate passed by a vote of 99 to 1 an amendment to provide relief for certain Central Americans to the D.C. appropriations bill (S.1156).
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Immigration: The New Affidavit of Support - Questions, Answers, and Issues

Immigration: The New Affidavit of Support - Questions, Answers, and Issues

Date: December 15, 1997
Creator: Vialet, Joyce
Description: None
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