H.R. 19 would expand the voluntary pilot program that currently allows employers to verify an employee's legal status by making the program mandatory nationwide and phasing it in over seven years.
H.R. 98, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would increase penalties against employers who hire illegal aliens and require employers to verify the legal status of potential employees who will be required to hold new Social Security cards with biometric identifiers. In addition, H.R. 98 calls for hiring 10,000 new Homeland Security Department investigators to enforce the law.
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.
S. 1906, the Homeland Security Enhancement Act, would clarify state and local law enforcement's ability to enforce immigration laws. If enacted, it would have reduced the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begun to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population.
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. 1685, the Basic Pilot Program Extension and Expansion Act, would extend the voluntary workplace verification program for five years and expand it to all 50 states. This program is an important component of preventing illegal aliens from taking jobs from those who have the legal right to work in this country.