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To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.
To establish requirements for any health reform legislation enacted by the Congress or the President during the 111th Congress.
The bill would replace the current visa lottery system (55,000 visas currently focused on nationality and minimum work/educational degree requirements) with a system targeted at applicants with advanced degrees. Specifically, the program would include "qualified immigrants who hold a masters or doctorate degree in the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering. The end result would be more high-tech and other highly educated workers, possibly in job areas not traditionally affected by H-1B visas. This bill does not affect overall immigration numbers.
The bill would make the E-Verify program permanent, allow employers to verify existing employees after 14 days in the program, allow employers to wait for an individual’s work eligibility verification before hiring them, and would impose sanctions on an employer who knowingly accepts a fraudulent document during the verification process.
To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make permanent the E-Verify Program, and for other purposes.
The bill would make wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens nondeductible for federal tax purposes. More specifically, it stipulates a retroactive six year limitation on assessment and collection, giving the IRS an incentive to collect due taxes. Furthermore, New IDEA makes E-Verify a permanent program, gives employers “safe harbor” when using E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of their workers, and requires the IRS, Social Security Administration, and Department of Homeland Security to share information and work with each other on investigations.
H.R. 3308, SAVE Act of 2009, would help reduce illegal immigration by requiring every employer in the United States to use the E-Verify system to verify that every employee has the legal right to work in the United States. It also contains other interior enforcement measures, such as increasing the number of ICE agents and training at least 250 State and local law enforcement officers on federal immigration enforcement procedures.
Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.
The bill would provide funding to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2010. Specifically, this legislation includes: $7,576,897,000 for U.S.
Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.