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 sponsors to H.R.3308 is now at 117.
Rep. Kosmas is serving her first term in the House and has earned an immigration-reduction grade of a C.
The SAVE Act (H.R.3308) would use currently available tools and resources to increase interior enforcement of federal immigration laws.In securing the borders, the SAVE Act would:
- add 6,000 border patrol agents, utilizing new technology;
- improve recruitment with focus on former agents and former members of the Armed Services and Reserves; and
- create a pilot program to increase aerial surveillance, satellite and equipment sharing with the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense.
In fighting illegal hiring, the SAVE Act would:
- make E-Verify mandatory for all employers;
- increase monitoring of compliance of the E-Verify system;
- require notification of identity theft; and
- require information sharing between the Social Security Administration, Department of Homeland Security and the Internal Revenue Service.
In increasing interior enforcement, the SAVE Act would:
- add ICE agents and increase grants to local law enforcement; and
- expedite the deportation process by increasing detention capacity and the number of immigration judges.
Updated: Mon, Aug 16th 2010 @ 11:53am EDT