Published Date:  

2007-05-24 04:00

Public Description:  

The bill would provide a sense of the House that, to deter further illegal immigration and strengthen the U.S. economy, “a prohibition on blanket amnesty for illegal aliens who have deliberately broken the law that does not harm the innocent victims of circumstance” must be part of any immigration reform bill considered by this Congress. (NumbersUSA defines “amnesty” as anything that allows illegal aliens to keep what they broke the law to obtain – most often lawful residence and jobs in the United States. Use of the term “blanket amnesty” connotes that the person making the statement is, quite possibly, amenable to other forms of amnesty – at least, according to his own definitions.)

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that any comprehensive plan to combat illegal immigration must increase resources for border patrol, establish an instant employment eligibility verification system, renew a limited temporary worker program, prohibit blanket amnesty for illegal aliens who have deliberately broken the law, and give priority to law-abiding, highly-skilled immigrants applying for legal citizenship.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Gillmor [R-OH5, 1989-2007] in the 110th congress

Bill Number:  

H.Res. 440

Chamber:  

House