Published Date:  

2009-02-23 05:00

Public Description:  

The bill would allocate appropriations and determine federal spending priorities for the remainder of the 2009 Fiscal Year. Notable immigration related provisions include: $400 million for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP); $67.95 million for the Department of Labor to certify additional foreign workers; $131 million for “neighborhood reinvestment,” including $5 million to assist the Multi-family Rental Housing Program (a funding stream often associated with pro-immigration groups such as La Raza and ACORN); $40 million for the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act; $82.62 million for the migrant and seasonal farm worker program; $633,442,000 for refugee assistance activities, including costs associated with the care and placement of unaccompanied alien children and upholding the Torture Victims Relief Act; extends in-country processing for Vietnamese refugees until 2010; authorizes the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009, a 5 year “special immigrant” program limited to 1,500 Afghans per year (unused visas would remain available until used) who worked for the U.S. government (not including spouses and children); prohibits Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education funds from being used to employ “unauthorized” aliens;” limits funding under the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act for training in occupations and industries that use H-1B visas to hire foreign workers; and would reauthorize E-Verify for six additional months (until September 30, 2009).

Making omnibus appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position
Sponsored by:  Rep. David “Dave” Obey [D-WI7, 1969-2010] in the 111th congress

Bill Number:  

H.R. 1105

Chamber:  

House