H.R. 1401, the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2015, would allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive the maximum refusal rate to allow a certain country to qualify for the visa waiver program. The visa waiver program allows citizens from qualifying countries to legally enter the United States without a visa.
H.R. 1147, The Legal Workforce Act, would require most employers to use E-Verify within two years of enactment. Large employers, federal, state, and local agencies and federal and state contractors would need to comply within six months. The bill would also make the E-Verify program permanent.
H.R. 1148, the Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act, would prevent cities from providing sanctuary to illegal aliens and would provide funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) that reimburses states for incarcerating illegal aliens. The legislation would help reduce rewards for illegal immigration by preventing cities from providing a safe harbor for illegal aliens.
H.R. 1149, the Protection of Children Act of 2015, would remove the requirement that only UACs from contiguous countries receive expedited removal. In addition, children are no longer required to make their own independent decision to withdraw their applications for admission, and immigration officers who determine such children are inadmissible may withdraw their applications and return them to their home countries. The transfer time of UACs to HHS is extended to allow for review, and various improvements are made to the SIJ visa and asylum programs.
H.R. 841, the New IDEA Act, amends the Internal Revenue Code so that wages and benefits paid to unauthorized aliens are not tax deductible. This bill also makes improvements to E-Verify, including permanent authorization the program, safe harbor for employees that properly use E-Verify, and permission for employers to make job offers contingent upon work authorization.
H.R. 300, the SMART Border Act, would require the Department of Homeland Security to gain operational control (100% awareness) along the U.S.-Mexico border, send 10,000 national guard troops to the border, provide grants to local law enforcement that have jurisdiction in border areas, and require implementation of the biometric entry-exit system.
H.R. 229, the Biometric Exit Improvement Act, would give the Department of Homeland Security more time to implement the Congressionally-mandated biometric entry-exit system.
S. 129, the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015, would: 1) Prohibit the President's use of granting parole to illegal aliens; 2) Prohibit the Administration from granting work permits to all illegal aliens; 3) Defund all executive actions on immigration, including all memos issued by the Department of Homeland Security; 4) Close the loophole that played a large role in last summer's border surge by treating illegal aliens from non-contiguous countries the same as contiguous countries, making them easier to remove; 5) Prohibit illegal aliens from accessing Social Security, medicare, and benefits from the Affordable Care Act; 6) Reinstate the Secure Communities program; 7) Restrict federal funding to municipalities that provide sanctuary to illegal aliens; 8) Prohibit the government from providing legal council to illegal aliens in removal proceedings; and 9) Restrict the Administration's ability to grant and extend Temporary Protected Status to illegal aliens. The bill would also increase pay for ICE agents.