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Rep. Sam Graves Introduces the SAVE Act

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

Rep. Sam Graves
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced the SAVE Act (H.R.830) on Tuesday - a bill that would mandate E-Verify nationwide, strengthen border security, and improve interior enforcement. The SAVE Act was previously introduced by Deomcrat Rep. Heath Shuler who retired at the end of the last Congress. Rep.

SAVE ACT: 2 Freshmen Co-Sponsor Bill (Black & Hartzler)

Monday, June 27, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

Reps. Black and Hartzler
Reps. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have co-sponsored the bipartisan SAVE Act (H.R.2000) introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The SAVE Act would mandate E-Verify nationwide and increase both border security and interior enforcement.

SAVE ACT: 2 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Barrow & Coble)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

Reps. Barrow & Coble
Reps. John Barrow (D-Ga.) and Howard Coble (R-N.C.) have co-sponsored the bipartisan SAVE Act (H.R.2000) introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The SAVE Act would mandate E-Verify nationwide and increase both border security and interior enforcement.

Rep. Bright Uses Town Hall Meeting to Push SAVE Act

Tuesday, September 7, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

Rep. Bobby Bright
Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Ala.) detailed the need for passing the bi-partisan SAVE Act at a Town Hall Meeting over Labor Day weekend. Rep. Bright is one of the 117 total sponsors of the pro-Attrition through Enforcement legislation offered by Rep.

Reps. Jo Ann Emerson and Charlie Dent Cosponsor SAVE Act

Monday, March 29, 2010, 10:44 AM EDT

Reps. Emerson and Dent
Reps. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) and Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) have added their names to the long list of cosponsors for Rep. Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) bi-partisan SAVE Act. The bill now has 112 total sponsors.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis Cosponsors SAVE Act and CLEAR Act

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 12:10 PM EDT

Rep. Gus Bilirakis
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) has added his name to two more of our Five Great Immigration-Reduction Bills by cosponsoring Rep. Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) SAVE Act and Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (R-Tenn.) CLEAR Act.

Rep. Steven LaTourette Cosponsors the SAVE Act

Monday, January 18, 2010, 10:32 AM EDT

Rep. Steven LaTourette
Rep. Steven LaTourette (R-Ohio) added his name to the long list of cosponsors to the House version of the SAVE Act introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The list of sponsors to H.R.3308 is now at 102.

SAVE Act Hits 100! Another Cosponsor Added to Bill That Would Protect Jobs for Americans

Thursday, December 3, 2009, 3:49 PM EDT

Rep. Michael Turner
The SAVE Act received its 100th cosponsor when Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) added his name to the long list.

Reps. Gerlach, Platts and Lewis Cosponsor the SAVE Act

Wednesday, September 9, 2009, 3:55 PM EDT

Rep. Gerlach, Rep. Platts, and Rep. Lewis
Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.), Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.), and Rep. Todd Platts (R-Pa.) added their names to the long list of cosponsors to the House version of the SAVE Act introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The list of sponsors to H.R.3308 is now at 92.

Sen. David Vitter Cosponsors SAVE Act

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 10:46 AM EDT

Sen. David Vitter
Senator David Vitter (R-La.) was one of the three original cosponsors to the Senate version of the SAVE Act introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) last week.

Sen. Richard Burr Cosponsors SAVE Act

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

Sen. Richard Burr
Senator Richard Burr (R-N.C.) was one of the three original cosponsors to the Senate version of the SAVE Act introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) last week.

SAVE Act Reintroduced in House and Senate

Thursday, July 23, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

Rep. Heath Shuler & Sen. Mark Pryor
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) introduced the SAVE Act to both chambers of Congress today with bi-partisan support.

Shuler to Reintroduce The SAVE Act

Monday, December 1, 2008, 2:24 PM EDT

Representative Heath Shuler (D-NC) plans to reintroduce The SAVE Act during the new Congressional session. The bill had 157 cosponsors, but the House leadership prevented a vote as Congress turned its attention to rising gas prices and the economy.

Rep. Turner of Ohio Cosponsors SAVE Act

Saturday, July 26, 2008, 9:07 AM EDT

On July 24, Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) cosponsored the SAVE Act. This brings the number of cosponsors to 167. Rep. Turner has a career “C” grade from Americans for Better Immigration, although he has scored an “A-“ during the 110th Congress.

Business and Industry Council Endorses the SAVE Act

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, 12:34 PM EDT

USBIC logo
The U.S. Business and Industry Council today endorsed the SAVE Act, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and in the Senate by Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.). The following are excerpts from the Council’s endorsement letter:

Rep. Scalise of Louisiana Signs SAVE Act Discharge Petition

Friday, May 30, 2008, 5:09 PM EDT

Rep. Steve Scalise
On May 22, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) signed the discharge petition for the SAVE Act, just days after being sworn into office as a Member of Congress.

Speaker Pelosi Poised to Give Millions of U.S. Jobs to Foreign Workers

Friday, March 7, 2008, 11:49 AM EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
NumbersUSA's Capitol Hill Team is hearing numerous reports and seeing signs indicating that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is negotiating to give millions of American jobs to foreign workers.

SAVE Act Introduced in the Senate

Updated Thursday, December 6, 2007, 3:55 PM EDT

Last week two versions of Rep. Heath Shuler’s (D-N.C.) SAVE Act (Secure America with Verification Enforcement [H.R. 4088]) were introduced in the Senate by Senators Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and David Vitter (R-La.). The Pryor/Landrieu bill is S. 2368 and Sen. Vitter's bill is S.

Rep. Graves Co-Sponsors the SAVE Act

Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 1:52 PM EDT

Rep. Sam Graves
Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) has co-sponsored the bipartisan SAVE Act introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The SAVE Act would mandate E-Verify nationwide and increase both border security and interior enforcement. 

SAVE ACT: 2 More Bill Co-Sponsors (Donnelly & Latham)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

Reps. Donnelly & Latham
Reps. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Tom Latham (R-Iowa) have co-sponsored the bipartisan SAVE Act (H.R.2000) introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The SAVE Act would mandate E-Verify nationwide and increase both border security and interior enforcement.

Rep. Heath Shuler Reintroduces Bi-Partisan SAVE Act

Friday, May 27, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

Rep. Heath Shuler
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) reintroduced his comprehensive immigration enforcement legislation that would mandate E-Verify nationwide, strengthen border security, and improves interior enforcement. The SAVE Act (H.R. 2000) was introduced with 36 original co-sponsors from both sides of the aisle.

Rep. Kosmas Cosponsors SAVE Act

Monday, August 16, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

Rep. Kosmas
Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.) added her name to the long list of cosponsors to the House version of the SAVE Act introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The list of total sponsors to H.R.3308 is now at 117.

Reps. Candice Miller and Pete Sessions Cosponsor SAVE Act

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:41 PM EDT

Reps. Miller and Sessions
Reps. Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) have added their names to the long list of cosponsors for Rep. Heath Shuler's (D-N.C.) SAVE Act.

Rep. Judy Biggert Cosponsors SAVE Act

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 10:23 AM EDT

Rep. Judy Biggert
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.) added her name to the long list of cosponsors to the House version of the SAVE Act introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The list of sponsors to H.R.3308 is now at 104.

Democratic Rep. Ron Klein Cosponsors SAVE Act

Monday, December 21, 2009, 10:18 AM EDT

Rep. Ron Klein
The SAVE Act (H.R.3308) gained another cosponsor last week, adding Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.). Rep. Klein represents the suburban cities that lay west of I-95 in Palm Beach and Broward Counties. The bi-partisan bill that focuses on Attrition through Enforcement has 101 cosponsors.

Reps. Matheson, Wolf, and Neugebauer Cosponsor the SAVE Act

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 10:02 AM EDT

Rep. Matheson, Rep. Wolf, & Rep. Neugebauer
Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah), Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), and Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas) added their names to the long list of cosponsors to the House version of the SAVE Act introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.). The list of sponsors to H.R.3308 is now at 99.

Sens. Jeff Sessions and Lamar Alexander Cosponsor the SAVE Act

Thursday, August 6, 2009, 1:10 PM EDT

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have cosponsored the bipartisan SAVE Act.

Sen. Mary Landrieu Cosponsors SAVE Act

Monday, August 3, 2009, 10:50 AM EDT

Sen. Mary Landrieu
Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) was one of the three original cosponsors to the Senate version of the SAVE Act introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) last week.

View the 75 Original Cosponspors to the Rep. Shuler's SAVE Act

Updated Monday, July 27, 2009, 8:51 AM EDT

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) introduced his bipartisan SAVE Act yesterday with 75 original cosponsors coming from both sides of the aisle. Here's a list of the 75 cosponsors. . .

Shuler to Reintroduce SAVE Act this Month

Monday, May 4, 2009, 11:42 AM EDT

Rep. Heath Shuler
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) is putting the final touches on this year's SAVE Act, which he plans to introduce in Congress within the next few weeks.

Two More House Members Cosponsor the SAVE Act

Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 10:08 AM EDT

On September 8, Reps. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Don Cazayoux (D-LA) cosponsored the SAVE Act. This brings the total number of cosponsors in the House and Senate to 169. Rep. Smith has a career “C-” NumbersUSA immigration reduction grade, although he has scored a “C“ more recently. Rep.

Rep. Johnson of Illinois Signs SAVE Act Discharge Petition

Thursday, June 26, 2008, 12:18 PM EDT

On June 25, Rep. Timothy Johnson (R-Ill.) signed the Discharge Petition for the SAVE Act. This brings the total number of discharge petition signers to 190, just 28 shy of the 218 needed to force a floor vote on the bill. Rep. Johnson has a career "B" grade from Americans for Better Immigration.

Rep. Young of Florida Cosponsors SAVE Act

Thursday, June 5, 2008, 5:06 PM EDT

Rep. Young meets a Vietnam  veteran
On June 5th, Rep. Bill Young (R-Fl.) cosponsored the SAVE Act. This brings the number of cosponsors to 165. Rep. Young has a career B immigration grade.

Hearing Stacked With Anti-Verification Witnesses

Friday, May 9, 2008, 1:27 PM EDT

Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Michael R. McNulty
The House Democratic leadership continued its assault on immigration enforcement at a May 6 House Ways & Means Subcommittee hearing on the SAVE Act (H.R. 4088).

More Members Sign SAVE Act

Updated Friday, January 4, 2008, 12:46 PM EDT

(Updated on Feb. 29, 2008) Rep. Heath Shuler’s (D-N.C.) SAVE Act (Secure America with Verification Enforcement [H.R. 4088]) now has 148 bipartisan signers. The SAVE Act will require all employers to use the electronic verification system to keep illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs.

In the News

E-Verify works

In the News - Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New statistics on E-Verify suggest that keeping illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs is a goal increasingly within reach.

The Center for Immigration Studies has made available updated Department of Homeland Security numbers that make plain the effectiveness and growing use of the federal electronic system, through which employers can distinguish illegal aliens from legitimate job applicants.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_635539.html

Immigration legislation has merit

In the News - Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rep. Heath Shuler has again introduced the Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act to combat the costly dilemma of illegal immigration in the U.S.


Since President Obama and this Congress are unlikely to achieve anything bigger, Congress should pass Shuler's bill.

Blue Ridge (Hendersonville, N.C.) Times-Union Editorial

http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20090728/ARTICLES/907281005/1016/OPINION02?Title=Immigration-legislation-has-merit

3 California counties will check immigration status as inmates enter jail

In the News - Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego will become the first counties in California to begin checking the immigration status of all inmates booked into jail as part of a national effort to identify and deport more illegal immigrants with criminal records.

Law enforcement officials in the three counties will begin running inmates' fingerprints through federal databases this month to see if they have had any contact with the immigration system. Immigration officials will place holds on those believed to be in the country illegally. Once the inmates have finished serving their sentences, they will be transferred to immigration custody for possible deportation...."

Anna Gorman, LA Times, 14 May 2009

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-immigjail14-2009may14,0,7781561.story

Missouri lawmakers vote to reject federal Real ID Act

In the News - Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday voted to direct the Department of Revenue to not comply with federal driver’s license requirements.

The federal Real ID Act, passed in 2005, requires states to collect and verify certain information about applicants for driver’s licenses and state ID cards. It was passed in response to national security concerns after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

But some Missouri lawmakers argue Real ID is an unwelcome intrusion into privacy and requires several new technologies that could increase the risk of identity theft...."

Lee Logan, AP, 13 May 2009

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1195917.html

Personal pain from the front lines of immigration reform battle

In the News - Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Margaret Heintz sputtered in frustration.

"There's nothing we can do," the Marshalltown, Iowa, woman said to her daughter, Mona Kilborn, when they talked about their shared point of aggravation -- illegal immigrants.

"Mom, you can do something," Kilborn said. "You can write your congressman. I'll even get you the address."

So in September 2007, the 90-year-old Heintz put pen to paper for her first letter to a politician. Two weeks later, she died at the hands of an illegal immigrant.

"Ironic, isn't it?" Kilborn said. "This one issue, it's changed our lives forever....""

Bekah Porter, (Dubuque, IA) Telegraph Herald, 13 May 2009

http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=243128

Immigration raid leaves damaging mark on Postville, Iowa

In the News Quoted - Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Since the landmark raid, an economic squeeze has destroyed several businesses. Postville's population has shrunk by nearly half, to about 1,800 residents, and townsfolk say the resulting anxiety -- felt from the deli to the schoolyard -- has been relentless.

"It's like you're in an oven and there's no place to go and there's no timer to get you out," said former Mayor Robert Penrod, who, overwhelmed, resigned earlier this year....

Roy Beck, head of the Washington-based NumbersUSA group that advocates for reducing immigration, argued that Postville invited its problems by relying so heavily on a plant many suspected was violating labor and immigration laws.

"The situation should have never gotten to that point," he said. "If you don't enforce the laws steadily, then when you suddenly enforce them, there is more collateral damage....""

Antonio Olivo, LA Times, 12 May 2009

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-postville-iowa12-2009may12,0,6761812.story

Criminal aliens getting more ICE attention

In the News - Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Calls for U.S. immigration officials to concentrate on deporting more illegal aliens who have serious criminal records are showing results, police say.

A new program at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency -- called Secure Communities -- is netting aliens for deportation when they are arrested for crimes by police in 48 communities, USA Today reported Tuesday.

The program was established in response to criticism of ICE during the Bush administration. Observers said the agency concentrated too much on mass deportations of immigrant workers picked up during raids on work places instead of targeting violent illegal aliens who commit crimes, the newspaper said...."

UPI, 12 May 2009

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/12/Criminal-aliens-getting-more-ICE-attention/UPI-58211242144472/

SHRM-Backed Bill Launches Employment Verification Debate

In the News - Thursday, April 23, 2009

"With momentum building for Congress to address comprehensive immigration reform later this year, two members of the House have introduced a bill to put employment verification at the center of the debate.

Written by Reps. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, the measure would establish a mandatory electronic verification system that replaces an existing government-run system that has been roundly criticized by employer groups...."

Mark Schoeff, Workforce Management, 23 April 2009

http://www.workforce.com/section/00/article/26/37/71.php

Critics: Why require E-Verify?

In the News - Tuesday, December 30, 2008

That E-Verify already is entrenched in the industry that lured foreign laborers to Nebraska has critics questioning why the state would spend resources to make the program mandatory. They also cite the system's error rate and the risk of discrimination.

Even supporter Gary Mickelson, a Tyson spokesman, expressed caution over expecting too much.

"It is not a catch-all," said Mickelson, whose company employs about 8,000 in Nebraska.

Still, he and other proponents say, E-Verify is the best tool government has to offer to help ensure an authorized labor force. Free to the employer, the program works by cross-referencing personal data provided by job applicants with federal databases.

By Cindy Gonzalez/Omaha (NE) World-Herald

http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u_sid=10525655

SHRM Sues to Block E-Verify Mandate for Contractors

In the News - Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Joining SHRM in filing the lawsuit are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Associated Builders and Contractors, American Council on International Personnel and the HR Policy Association.

By Steve Bates, Society for Human Resource Management

http://www.shrm.org/hrnews_published/articles/CMS_027463.asp

Polls

Rasmussen Poll Shows 66% of Likely Voters Believe it is Important to Reduce Illegal Immigration

Oppose Amnesty Support Tougher Enforcement Oppose Rewards for Illegal Migration Opinion Elites vs. Public - Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A new Rasmussen poll shows that 66% of likely voters believe that the government should improve border enforcement and reduce illegal immigration.  However, only 32% of America's "Political Class" agree.

The poll also shows that 77% of likely voters believe that illegal aliens should not be able to receive driver's licenses and 73% of Americans believe that police officers should automatically check to see if someone is in this country legally when that person is pulled over for a traffic violation. 

Rasmussen Reports, 14 April 2009

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics2/on_immigration_large_gap_remains_between_mainstream_america_and_political_class

Stats

People Who Left the Ranks of Illegal Aliens in the Most Recent Year of Official Record

Stats - Friday, April 18, 2008

  • 183,000 Self-Deported
  • 152,000 Amnestied (allowed to adjust to legal status within U.S.)
  • 63,000 Removed by Federal Authorities
  • 27,000 Died
  • 456,000 Total

Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (1999)

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