ERIC Number: ED244007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of Hearings Held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy, July 1981-April 1982. Prepared for the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.
This document contains synopses of Senate hearings on immigration matters which culminated in the introduction of the Immigration Reform and Control Act ("Simpson-Mazzoli Bill") in March 1982. The focus of the hearings was on the need for maintaining and regaining control of the various forms of immigration. Five basic aspects of immigration were addressed: (1) legal permanent immigration; (2) refugee admission and resettlement; (3) mass asylum and the related issues of adjudication; (4) illegal immigration, including work authorization, legalization, and temporary worker programs; and (5) nonimmigrants. Following these hearings, further hearings were held on the Simpson-Mazzoli Bill. In this document, the main arguments and issues considered during the hearings on each of the five basic issues and on the Simpson-Mazzoli Bill are considered; summaries of individual hearings are provided. (CMG)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Congressional Research Service.