The bill would grant an immigration judge the discretion to decline to order the removal – by any means – of a removable alien if the alien is the parent of a child who is a U.S. citizen and the judge determines that removal is "clearly against the best interests of the child"; and would only prohibit use of this discretion if the alien in question: (1) is removable on national security-based grounds; or (2) has engaged in "severe" forms of human trafficking or in sex trafficking.
H.R. 850, IRS Illegal Immigrant Information Act of 2007, would require DHS to furnish the IRS annually with a list of people with expired work visas of that year. The IRS, after checking against their tax records, must notify both the DHS and the employer, and the employer must terminate matching employees within 30 days (a system for employees to contest the DHS action would have been implemented).
H.R. 842, the CLEAR Act, would reduce the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begin to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population. It would also begin to slowly and steadily reduce the current illegal population.
The bill would increase, in fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the number of Deputy U.S. Marshals investigating criminal matters related to immigration.
A bill to increase the number of Deputy United States Marshals that investigate immigration crimes.
The bill would require the appointment of additional Federal judges and, subsequently, require that they be assigned to district courts in which criminal immigration filings represented more than 50 percent of all criminal filings for the 12-month period ending September 30, 2004.
A bill to increase the number of Federal judgeships, in accordance with recommendations by the Judicial Conference, in districts that have an extraordinarily high immigration caseload.
S. 330, Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2007, would add an additional 3,000 Border Patrol agents authorized by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and would require that 20 percent of the annual net increase in agents be assigned to the northern border.
The bill would toughen document fraud laws by, among other things: (1) penalizing those who traffic in 10 or more passports or visas by up to 20 years in prison; (2) establishing a new crime to penalize sham attorneys and legal experts who engage in schemes to defraud aliens based on immigration laws; (3) establishing criminal penalties `for those who conspire and/or attempt to commit passport and visa fraud; (4) clarifying that these laws apply to both U.S.
The bill would prohibit approval of family-sponsored immigration petitions if the principal alien is a convicted sex offender.
To prohibit a convicted sex offender from obtaining approval of immigration petitions filed by the offender on behalf of family members.
The bill would prohibit DHS from approving a family-based immigration petition or fiancé/fiancée nonimmigrant petition if the petitioner is certified by the Department of Health and Human Services as owing back child support; and would authorize DHS to revoke a previously-approved petition – provided a visa has not been issued or an adjustment of status has not yet been effected – if the petition would not have been approved if this measure was not in effect.