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Name: Immigration Act of 1990. Public Law 101 (S.358 and H.R. 4300).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1990-11-29
Entry into force:
ISN: USA-1990-L-21135
Bibliography: U.S.Labor and Employment Laws, 1991-03, West, R., BNA Books, Washington, D.C., United States of America, pp. 10/76-10/83
Abstract/Citation: Raises the annual immigration quota by 40 per cent, to some 700,000, with a large proportion of the extra visas being granted to skilled people without family ties in the United States, subject to education and work experience requirements. The Act repeals earlier provisions specifically restricting admission to the United States on grounds of political opinion, H.I.V. infection, etc. The anti-discrimination features of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 are strengthened, and the "temporary protected status" is instituted as a form of relief for aliens unable to return to their country due to war, natural disaster, etc.
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