Washington DC: Original Letter, 1996. Original Letter. Single Sheet. 8 1/2 X 11 Inches. Near Fine. Item #2581
South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond signed letter (TLS) regarding the final passage of "Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996". The Act of Congress set out to increase control over immigration in the United States by increasing border patrol and personnel at detention facilities along the border. The Act also attempted to improve the system used by employers to verify citizenship and increase the penalty for those involved in any aspect of illegal immigration to the United States.
Senator Strom Thurmond from South Carolina was the longest serving Senator in United States history. Known for his stance against the Civil Rights bills of 1957 and 1964, Thurmond was widely recognized for his seemingly obvious racial bias. An important letter from the then Chair of the Senate Armed Services Committe and a reminder of the immigration troubles of the Clinton administration (not unlike those of today). Fold-marks and stamp of reciept from the Children's Services Board of Fort lauderdale, FL.