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Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRaIRA)



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Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRaIRA)


According to Klenowski (2012), on September 30th 1996, President Bill Clinton signed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRaIRA) in order to streamlined all the current laws and acts and specially implement enforcement, fines and sanctions on illegal immigrants in the U.S.. The Act included six main titles mainly focusing on preventing illegal immigrants to enter the country.

Title I: Improvements to border control, facilitation of legal entry, and interior enforcement. 

Title II: Enhanced enforcement and penalties against alien smuggling and document fraud. 

Title III: Inspection, apprehension, detention, adjudication, and removal of inadmissible and deportable aliens. 

Title IV: Enforcement of restrictions against employment. 

Title V: Restrictions on benefits for aliens. 

Title VI: Miscellaneous provisions. 

The 20th century ended with many policies applied to adapt to essential historical events in the world. The events clearly had a huge impact on the way U.S. government treated their immigrants and war refugees. This period also witnessed the return of Chinese immigrants after a long time of prohibition in 19th century. Finally, 20th century is a time for law fulfillment and standard establishment. The acts in 1986, 1990 and 1996 played an important role in completing immigration laws in the following century.





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