S. 2258, the Summer Operations and Services (SOS) Relief and Reform Act, would increase the number of H-2B visas for low-skill, foreign workers that were approved in 2004.
S. 2252, the Save Summer Act, would increase by 40,000 the annual cap for 2004 on H-2B visas for low-kill, temporary foreign workers.
S. 2010, the Immigration Reform Act of 2004, would: reward illegal aliens with jobs and residency, thus serving as an incentive for future illegal immigration, increase the number of family visas available in order to reduce the backlog, thereby increasing legal immigration numbers and increasing chain migration, reward certain illegal aliens with green cards and a path to U.S. citizenship, and increase the number of foreign workers legally allowed to work in the U.S. annually as well as rewarded illegal aliens with jobs.
S. 1461, the Border Security and Immigration Improvement Act, would create a legalization process for almost all illegal aliens who will then be eligible for green cards after 6 years.
S. 1387, the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act, would create a temporary guestworker program for illegal aliens with an amnesty-on-installment program.
S. 1161, the Agricultural Job Opportunity Benefits and Security Act, would grant amnesty to certain illegal aliens who have been working in the agricultural industry and displace American workers with more foreign workers.
S. 2045, the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act, would nearly triple the number of foreign high-tech workers.
S. 358 was a bill to radically increase annual immigration numbers by removing or increasing limits in most immigration categories. As well, S. 358 created the diversity visa lottery. Traditional American immigration had averaged around 250,000 a year until the 1980s when it dramatically rose to around 500,000. Largely as a result of S. 358, annual legal immigration has risen to around 1,000,000 (one million) a year.