H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act, would set federal standards for the the issuance of driver's licenses and a legal presence requirement that would make illegal aliens ineligible for driver's licenses. As well, H.R. 418 would tie the driver's license expiration date of a temporary visa holder to the expiration date of their visa so that those who enter the country legally as visa holders, but become illegal aliens by overstaying their visas, will not have a valid driver's license after the date of the expiration of their visa.
H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act, would set federal standards for the issuance of driver's licenses and birth certificates. H.R. 10 would prohibit issuance of driver's licenses to illegal aliens and require that driver's licenses of temporary visa holders expire when their visa expires. As well, H.R. 10 contains provisions to prohibit the use of consular-issued ID cards. H.R. 10 would reduce asylum fraud by reaffirming that the burden of proof is on the asylum claimant, and that the adjudicator may require corroborating evidence in certain cases. H.R.
H.R. 5111, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would increase interior enforcement by requiring a mandatory workplace verification program to verify the legal work status of potential employees. Additionally, the legislation contained significant sanctions against employers who hire illegal aliens and requires integration of the border-patrol fingerprint identification system and the FBI fingerprint-database.
H.R. 3534, the BE REAL Act, would reduce rewards for illegal immigration by prohibiting the issuance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to illegal aliens. It would eliminate the Section 245(i) amnesty for certain illegal aliens. It would increase border control by amending the Posse Comitatus Act to authorize the use of the U.S. military for border enforcement.
H.R. 3452, the VISA Act, would help reduce illegal immigration by authorizing Congress to use the military to secure the borders. It would also limit the release of aliens in removal proceedings, thereby reducing the number of illegal aliens with standing deportation orders who are able to disappear before they are deported.
S. 1749, Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act, would create a comprehensive alien tracking and identification system by implementing an entry-exit system with an integrated database of biometric identifiers for every visa holder. This would have greatly reduced the ability for a visa holder to overstay their visa and become an illegal alien in the U.S.