Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2006
A bill to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act to delay the effective date of the amendments made by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requiring documentation evidencing citizenship or nationality as a condition for receipt of medical assistance under the Medicaid program.
The bill would eliminate the ceiling on the number of H-2B visas that can be issued each year under that program, which requires employers to petition for foreign workers and demonstrate to the Department of Labor that there are no U.S. workers available.
To eliminate the annual numerical limitation on the number of aliens who may be provided status under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii)(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.
The bill would allow “temporary” or “seasonal” H-2A nonimmigrant aliens coming to the United States for employment as a dairy worker to be admitted, initially, for three years.
To provide for an initial period of admission of 36 months for aliens employed as dairy workers.
The bill would render detainable and deportable all aliens sentenced to incarceration; would subject all criminal aliens to expedited removal proceedings; would prohibit state and local governments from using Federal funds to incarcerate criminal aliens unless: (1) for each conviction, the state or local government provides DHS with information adequate for DHS to determine whether the alien is lawfully present; and (2) for each alien determined to be unlawfully present, the state or local government transfers custody of that alien to DHS no later than the expiration of the alien’s prison t
The bill would transfer the duties of the Shadow Wolves Customs Patrol unit to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. (This unique tracking unit, operating solely along the part of the border occupied by the Tohono O’odham Nation, has been greatly successful in pursuing smugglers and maintaining order along the border, but its relegation to Customs and Border Protection, which does not consider itself responsible for intelligence gathering and evidence collection, has stifled the unit’s effectiveness.)
The bill would apply Federal wage and immigration laws to the Northern Mariana Islands as if it were a state; and would require the completion of a report including a risk assessment of all ports of entry and critical infrastructure, an evaluation of the extent of organized crime in the Northern Mariana Islands, and an evaluation of whether and how to further incorporate the Northern Mariana Islands into the Federal immigration and customs system.
The bill would prohibit immigration-related class action suits against the Federal government, limit prospective relief to the minimum necessary to correct the violation, and define procedures for relief and settlements.
To reform immigration litigation procedures.
The bill would align U.S. immigration laws with those of Mexico, which are much more stringent, including allowing the suspension of immigration and international transit when the “public interest” or “domestic equilibrium” so requires, and requiring Federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities to check the legal status of foreigners.
To align the immigration laws of the United States with the Mexican General Population Act.