S. 2010, the Immigration Reform Act of 2004, would: reward illegal aliens with jobs and residency, thus serving as an incentive for future illegal immigration, increase the number of family visas available in order to reduce the backlog, thereby increasing legal immigration numbers and increasing chain migration, reward certain illegal aliens with green cards and a path to U.S. citizenship, and increase the number of foreign workers legally allowed to work in the U.S. annually as well as rewarded illegal aliens with jobs.
H.R. 3271, the Earned Legalization and Family Unification Act, would increase chain migration by increasing the annual cap on family-based legal immigrants by about 250,000. It would also grant amnesty to some 6.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States.
H.R. 1954, the Naturalization and Family Protection for Military Members Act, would increase chain migration by allowing the spouse, child, or parent of an alien who was granted posthumous citizenship based on military service to apply for permanent resident status.