S. 2117, the ENFORCE Act, would: 1) end the automatic granting of citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens (an estimated 250,000 per year); 2) increase border controls by enlisting retired law officers in border control efforts; 3) increase interior enforcement by mandating federal officials respond to state and local officials who detain illegal aliens; and 4) prevent theft and abuse of social security numbers and individual taxpayer ID numbers, both of which are used by illegal aliens to obtain jobs fraudulently.
S. 2061, the Border Security and Interior Enforcement Improvement Act, would reduce rewards for illegal aliens by increasing penalties for document fraud, false claims of citizenship, and misuse of Social Security numbers and cards. It would increase border security by requiring construction of a border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, providing for additional Border Patrol agents, and mandating use of the entry-exit system at all ports of entry.
S. 2049, the Border Security and Modernization Act, would increase border controls by authorizing over a five-year period an additional 8,750 Customs and Border Patrol Agents, immigration investigators, Department of Justice attorneys and U.S. Marshals to investigate criminal immigration matters, authorize the National Guard to assist in border patrol efforts, and authorize creation of new infrastructure such as roads, walls, and barriers to prevent illegal entry.
S. 455, the ACTION Act, would expedite and expand the processing of student visas, loosening some of the requirements for background checks and thus making it easier for foreign students to enter the country legally and remain in the country illegally.
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.
S. 1627, the Visa Entry Reform Act, would create a comprehensive alien tracking and identification system that would implement an entry-exit system to check every visa holder upon entering and exiting the U.S. It would also help reduce the number of applicants who are denied refugee status but then fail to leave the country.
S.1923, the Immigration Stabilization Act, was the first comprehensive immigration reduction bill to be introduced in the Senate since the 1920s. It would have cut legal immigration in all categories from around one million to about 425,000 a year.