H.R. 695, the Legal Eligibility for Granting A Loan Act of 2011, would require a person seeking a mortgage to be verified with the E-Verify program before purchasing a home mortgage held by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or otherwise insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
H.R. 483, Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify employment verification system, and requires all employers to use the system to verify that new hires are allowed to work in the United States.
The bill would prevent Community Oriented Policing Services Program (COPS) funding from being used to uphold “sanctuary policies,” which prevent law enforcement officials in local municipalities from investigating immigration status or reporting immigration violations to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). COPS is important to city, tribal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies because it awards grants used to update technology, hire and train police officers, and develop crime fighting strategies. Please see H.R.1764 for the House Companion legislation.
S. 86 would prevent illegal aliens from receiving credit cards. The bill would require the banks that issue credit cards to ensure that those granted credit cards are in the United States legally by obliging the banks to verify the identity of applicants using REAL ID-compliant documents.
H.R. 399, the STAPLE Act, would exempt aliens who earn a Ph.D degree in math, science, technology, or engineering at a United States institution from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. Specifically, this legislation would offer permanent residence status to doctors, teachers, and engineers, driving down wages and creating undue competition for high-skilled American workers.
H.R. 310, the Secure Education for Americans Today (SEAT) Act, would prevent federal higher education funding, via grant or contract, from being awarded to an institution of higher education that admits aliens not lawfully present in the United States, or to a student of unlawful alien status.
H.R. 282 would require all federal contractors and subcontractors to participate in the Basic Pilot (E-Verify) program. Specifically, this legislation reinforces Executive Order 12989 signed by President Bush on June 10, 2008.
H.R. 280, the Secure the Capitol Act, would require contractors and subcontractors working within the Capitol Complex (Capitol building and grounds, House and Senate office buildings, page dorms, child care centers, Library of Congress, power plant, and Capitol police) to participate in the E-Verify (Employment Verification Program).
H.R. 218, the PROUD Act, would amnesty and provide citizenship for certain illegal aliens as a reward for graduating high school. Specifically, the alien would have to be under 25 years old at the date of application; complete grades 6 through 12; complete a curriculum that reflects knowledge of United States history, government, and civics; provide transcripts from their school(s), and provide a copy of their high school diploma. This legislation would further reward illegal aliens by reducing the naturalization application fee by 50 percent.