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Immigration Law: Statutory Information

This guide provides information about resources related to U.S. immigration law.

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The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) was first proposed as S. 1291 in 2001. It has since been reintroduced several times, as recently as 2011, but has yet to be passed into law. In 2011, California introduced and passed it's own version of the act, the California DREAM Act (AB 540). In 2012 President Barack Obama's administration announced its intention to cease deporting young undocumented people meeting criteria previously outlined in the DREAM Act. 

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Immigration and Nationality Act, including all amendments

Significant Historical Immigration Legislation

All access to legislation is through links to HeinOnline, subscription required.

A Sample of Currently Proposed Federal Legislation

  • S. 1873: Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2015 (Sponsor: Sen. John McCain,  R-AZ)
  • S. 1864: Department of Homeland Security Border Security Metrics Act of 2015 (Sponsor Sen. Ron Johnson, R-WI)
  • S. 2329: SECURE Act (Spopnsor: Rand Paul R-KY)
  • S. 2411: 21st Century Visa Vetting Act (Sponsor: Martin Heinrich D-NM)
  • S. 2510: ARTS Act of 2016 (Sponsor: Sen. Orrin Hatch R-UT)
  • H.R. 158: Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel prevention Act of 2015 (Sponsor: Rep. Candice Miller R-MI10)
  • H.R. 1634: Border Security Technology Accountability Act of 2015 (Sponsor: Rep. Martha McSally R-AZ2)
  • H.R. 3009: Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (Sponsor: Rep. Duncan Hunter R- CA50)
  • H.R. 3987: Jobs In America Act (Sponsor: Kyrsten Sinema D-AZ9)
  • H.R. 4034: Secure Fence Restoration Act of 2015 (Sponsor: Rep John Fleming R-LA4)
  • H.R. 4086: Security Verification for Refugees Act (Sponsor: Rep. French Hill R-AR2)
  • H.R. 4547: Build the Fence Act of 2016 (Sponsor: Rep. David Schweikert R- AZ6)

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Statutory Publications


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