S. 2493, the Uniting Families Act, reinstate the Section 245(i) amnesty for one-year that rewards illegal aliens with a de facto amnesty by allowing certain illegal aliens to apply for a green card and to remain in the country while their application is processed.
H.R. 4037, the Central American Security Act, would expand the NACARA amnesty and grant amnesty to some 2.3 million illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
H.Con.Res. 350 is a No Amnesty resolution that says amnesty should not be granted to individuals who are in the U.S. illegally.
H.R. 3222, the High-tech Work Fairness and Economic Stimulus Act, would reduce the annual number of H-1B visas from 195,000 for FY 2001-2003 to 65,000. In addition the bill would have allowed for a lower annual cap if necessitated by unemployment rates.
H.R. 3077, the Visa Integrity and Security Act, would require H-1B employers to notify authorities if H-1B visa holders never show up for the job. The bill would have also created an entry-exit tracking system that would signal authorities when people who enter the U.S. legally on visas do not leave as they should and stay here illegally.
S. 1518, the Visa Integrity and Security Act, would have required H-1B employers to report to the INS as soon an H-1B visa holder has been fired or laid off. This reporting requirement would help deter visa overstays on the part of H-1B visa holders. It also would have implemented an entry-exit tracking system for visa holders. This would have helped reduce illegal immigration by signaling authorities when people who enter the U.S. legally on visas do not leave as then should and stay here illegally.
S. 1291, the DREAM Act, would have granted in-state tuition and amnesty to illegal aliens under the age of 21 who had been physically present in the country for five years and are in 7th grade or above.
H.R. 2712, the Mass Immigration Reduction Act, called for deep reductions in all categories of immigration, including: ending chain migration categories such as parents of adult children and siblings of adults, reducing the category of skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, limiting refugee admissions and asylee adjustments to a total of 25,000 annually and require that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and ending the visa lottery. H.R.