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Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

See below for collection citation and reference information.

I.C.15. Issue Files -- Immigration, 1980-1988

+ Series I.C.15. -- Scope and Content Note
+ Series I.C.15. -- Contents List

Extent: .5 linear ft.

Box: 44

Contents: Correspondence, articles, publications, legislation, summaries of congressional activities.

Arrangement: Alphabetically by topic.


The bulk of the issue files on immigration focus on the 1984 legislation known as the Immigration Control and Reform Act, H.R. 1510. This legislation is also referred to as the Simpson/Mazzoli Bill since Senator Alan Simpson (R-Wyom.) and Congressman Romano Mazzoli (D-Ky.) each sponsored complementary bills in their respective chambers on this issue. Extensive amendments made this bill controversial and there is a plethora of correspondence in the files from various organizations and members of Congress, as well as constituents, urging Carper to vote one way or another. Carper did support immigration reform as proposed in H.R. 1510. Clippings and published reports related to the bill are included.

Files relating to migrant farm workers in Delaware complete this subseries.

+ Contents List for Series I.C.15. Issue Files--Immigration

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citation and reference information:

Thomas R. Carper
Congressional Papers

1979 - 1993
(bulk dates 1982 - 1992)

Manuscript Collection Number: 399
Accessioned: Gift of Thomas R. Carper, 1992, 1998-1999
Extent: 84 linear ft. and oversize material
Content: Legislation, correspondence, reports, documents and publications, memoranda, speeches, photographs, audio-visual material, newsletters, news clippings, and ephemera.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: November 1997 - December 1999 by Rebecca J. Altermatt with assistance from Rob Costello; edited by L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin.

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