H.R. 4312, the Border Security and Terrorism Prevention Act, would enhance infrastructure at the border and develop a National Strategy for Border Protection. It would also increase interior enforcement by eliminating the "catch and release" practice for illegal aliens and add 32,000 detention beds.
H.R. 4240, the Secure America Act, would increase border control by permitting the use of the Army and Air Force to secure the border and increase interior enforcement by increasing criminal fines and penalties for alien smuggling and by authorizing DHS to deny admission to aliens from countries that refuse to accept return of their nationals who are removed by the United States.
H.R. 4120, the Passport for All Act, would require anyone seeking to enter the United States, including U.S citizens returning from travel within the Western Hemisphere, to present a passport.
H.R. 4044, the Rapid Response Border Protection Act, would increase border patrol efforts by providing for additional border patrol agents, additional border patrol equipment and training facilities, incentives for careers in the Border Patrol, and deployment of border patrol agents to states where a border security state of emergency has been declared. It would also increase interior enforcement by providing for additional immigration inspectors, additional immigration enforcement agents, and additional detention beds.
The bill would urge the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.
Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack and to reduce the massive influx of illegal aliens into the United States.
H.R. 3150, Criminal Alien Accountability Act, would deter illegal-alien reentry by establishing mandatory minimum sentences for aliens who reenter the United States after being removed and for persons who assist aliens in reentering the United States.
H.R. 1986 would authorize the Secretary of Defense to assign members of the military to assist in border control efforts.
H.R. 780 would assure funding for additional Border Patrol agents for fiscal years 2006 through 2010.