🤔1996 IMMIGRATION reform
@nancypelosi @hillaryclinton @barackobama
of 1996, enacted by #Congress
on September 30, 1996, took full effect on April 1, 1997. The new #law
. The new law will have a dramatic impact on the #American #families
and businesses alike. Some of its more onerous provisions are:
A sponsor of a family member will be required to sign an #AffidavitofSupport
that is legally enforceable, proving that he/she will support the immigrating family member at 125% of the official poverty level, until the family member becomes a U.S. citizen or works 40 qualifying quarters of work.
Anyone who overstays a period of #authorizedstay
(as recorded on the I-94 form), even for one day, has his/her visa automatically voided, even if it was a multiple entry visa. The person will be required to apply for a new visa at the consulate at his/her country of nationality.
Anyone who remains in the U.S. #unlawfully
for 180 days after April 1, 1997 will be barred from reentering the #U
.S. for three years. Anyone who remains in the U.S. for one year after April 1, 1997 will be barred from reentering the U.S. for 10 years.
Anyone who has been #deported
, and who tries to reenter without inspection, will be barred from reentering forever. There are very few exceptions and waivers available for these bars.
Long-term legal permanent residents who have been convicted of a crime that is defined as an "aggravated felony" under the immigration laws will no longer be able to seek a waiver of deportation in front of an immigration judge. The definition of "#aggravated
felony" has been expanded to include most #drugcrimes
, crimes involving #violence
, and even many theft crimes.
The definition of #aggravatedfelony
was also made retroactive, so that someone with a conviction twenty years ago that was not grounds for deportation when the crime was committed is now deportable without any possible relief, even though they may have lived an exemplary life ever since.
#MAGA #trump2020 #americanvalues #americanpride #americafirst #rightside #raisedright