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Authorization of Immigration Emergency Fund Reimbursements


The continuing resolution enacted on September 30, 1995, does not limit or suspend the authority that would otherwise exist for the obligation or expenditure of an Immigration Emergency Fund reimbursement pursuant to section 404(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The Immigration Emergency Fund may be used to reimburse the State of Florida for its increase in social service and health expenses deriving from the influx of Cuban immigrants resulting from a presidential decision. 

Updated July 9, 2014