Published Date:  

2006-09-27 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would require the Departments of State and Homeland Security to issue regular studies (i.e., within one year of enactment and every five years thereafter): (1) identifying the geographic areas in Mexico from which large percentages of people are leaving to enter the United States illegally; (2) analyzing the social, political, and economic conditions in those geographic areas that contribute to illegal immigration into the United States; would require the Department of State, within 16 months of enactment and every five years thereafter, to submit to Congress a report: (1) describing the results of the aforementioned study; and (2) providing recommendations on how the U.S. Government can improve the social, political, etc., conditions; would require the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – in consultation with the Departments of State and Homeland Security and the Mexican Government – to designate not more than four geographic areas within Mexico as Immigration Impact Focus Areas, and would provide guidelines for designation; and would require USAID, in consultation with the Department of State, to develop a plan to concentrate economic development and humanitarian assistance provided to Mexico in the Immigration Impact Focus.

A bill to study the geographic areas in Mexico from which illegal immigrants are entering the United States and to develop plans to address the social, political, and economic conditions that are contributing to such illegal immigration.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position
Sponsored by:  Sen. William “Bill” Frist [R-TN, 1995-2006] in the 109th congress

Bill Number:  

S. 3949

Chamber:  

Senate