U.S. Illegal Immigration Law Has Many Provisions with International Enforcement Implications

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Friday, November 1, 1996
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
12
Issue: 
11
445-450
Abstract: 
The newly enacted U.S. Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIR) contains many new draconian international enforcement provisions. In particular, the new law increases border control, increased enforcement and penalties against immigration crimes, such as alien smuggling and document fraud. It increases the mechanisms and power to inspect, arrest, detain, adjudicate and remove inadmissible and deportable aliens. While the U.S. law has some unique provisions, it also reflects a global trend ... [more]