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PUBLIC LAW 104-193—AUG. 22, 1996 110 STAT. 2275 (b) STATE COMPLIANCE.—Not later than 24 months after the date the regulations described in subsection (a) are adopted, a State that administers a program that provides a Federal public benefit shall have in effect a verification system that complies with the regulations. (c) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this section. SEC. 433. STATUTORY CONSTRUCTION. 8 USC 1643. (a) LIMITATION.— (1) Nothing in this title may be construed as an entitlement or a determination of an individual's eligibility or fulfillment of the requisite requirements for any Federal, State, or local governmental program, assistance, or benefits. For purposes of this title, eligibility relates only to the general issue of eligibility or ineligibility on the basis of alienage. (2) Nothing in this title may be construed as addressing sdien eligibility for a basic public education as determined by the Supreme Court of the United States under Plyler v. Doe (457 U.S. 202X1982). (b) NOT APPLICABLE TO FOREIGN ASSISTANCE.— This title does not apply to any Federal, State, or local governmental program, assistance, or benefits provided to an alien under any program of foreign assistance as determined by the Secretary of State in consultation with the Attorney General. (c) SEVERABILITY. — I f any provision of this title or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of this title and the application of the provisions of such to any person or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. SEC. 434. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERN- 8 USC 1644. MENT AGENCIES AND THE IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE. Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State, or local law, no State or local government entity may be prohibited, or in any way restricted, from sending to or receiving from the Immigration and Naturalization Service information regarding the immigration status, lawful or unlawful, of an alien in the United States. SEC. 435. QUALIFYING QUARTERS. 8 USC 1645. For purposes of this title, in determining the number of qualify- ing quarters of coverage under title II of the Social Security Act an alien shall be credited with— (1) all of the qualifying quarters of coverage as defined under title II of the Social Security Act worked by a parent of such £dien while the alien was under age 18, and (2) all of the qualifying quarters worked by a spouse of such alien during thteir marriage and the alien remains married to such spouse or such spouse is deceased. No such qualifying quarter of coverage that is creditable under title II of the Social Security Act for any period beginning after December 31, 1996, may be credited to an alien under paragraph (1) or (2) if the parent or spouse (as the case may be) of such alien received any Federal means-tested public benefit (as provided 29-194O-96 -18:QL3Part3