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Seattle Channel: Spawned in Seattle: Sentenced Home
Watch this Seattle Channel interview with Nicole Newnham, co-director/co-producer of SENTENCED HOME.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Visit the online home of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), a national organization advancing the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans through leadership development, capacity building, and community empowerment. SEARAC is a partner of the SENTENCED HOME Outreach Project.
Find immigration-related resources, blogs, news and updates on this website run by SENTENCED HOME subject Many Uch.


1996 Immigration Legislation

This American Life: Immigration
Listen to three spirited segments on the controversial 1996 immigration laws.

Wikipedia: Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996
Find a thorough summary of the 1996 act with links to a timeline and the original text.

Wikipedia: Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
Learn how the previous law was amended by this act and find sections on deportation issues related to terrorism and 9/11.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fact Sheet: Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996
This overview provides a useful outline of the main sections of the act in brief, easy-to-read summaries.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC): Aggravated Felonies and Deportation
Learn how the changing definitions of “Aggravated Felony” under the 1996 laws have made even minor crimes like shoplifting deportable. Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, A Summary of the New Immigration Bill, Part 3: Overhauling of the Procedures for Removing Aliens
Get an in-depth, detailed summary of the immigration-related Part 3 of the 1996 legislation.


Immigration History U.S. Immigration: A Brief History of Immigration Laws from the 19th Century into the 20th Century
Find information on Asian immigration history with timelines, community resources and lesson plans. Destination America: U.S. Immigration
Find personal stories, historical background, references, resources and more on this companion site to the PBS four-part series on immigration called Destination America.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Overview of INS History
Look inside the history of immigration from the INS perspective and learn how the Immigration Service evolved and legislation changed.

Population Resource Center: Executive Summary: U.S. Immigration—A Legislative History
Read an overview highlighting the history of U.S. immigration legislation and the parallel rise and fall in numbers and changing ethnic makeup.

National Immigration Forum: Legislation Resources
Follow these links for the text of major immigration-related laws.

The Center for Immigration Research
Learn about the consequences of current immigration trends and the impact of the 1996 immigration law on immigrant communities and international and national immigration policies.




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