Reps. Kratovil and Chaffetz
Reps. Kratovil and Chaffetz

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has introduced a bi-partisan House Resolution along with Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) and 20 other House Members that would state the House's resolve to 1) mandate the nationwide use of E-Verify, 2) secure the borders, and 3) prevent any amnesty as part of an immigration reform bill.

The list of cosponsors for the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement Resolution (H.Res.1026) includes:

  • John Barrow (D-Ga.)
  • Bobby Bright (D-Ala.)
  • Travis Childers (D-Miss.)
  • Mike Coffman (R-Colo.)
  • John Fleming (R-La.)
  • Gregg Harper (R-Miss)
  • Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
  • Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.)
  • Steve Kagen (D-Wis.)
  • Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.)
  • Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.)
  • Patrick Murphy (D-Penn.)
  • Glenn Nye (D-Va.)
  • Pete Olson (R-Texas)
  • Bill Posey (R-Fla.)
  • Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)
  • Heath Shuler (D-N.C.)
  • Gene Taylor (D-Miss.)

H.Res.1026 reads as follows:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. CHAFFETZ submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons. Whereas the United States, as a nation of immigrants, recognizes and celebrates the economic and cultural contributions of generations of lawful immigrants;

Whereas the United States must remain a place where lawful immigrants can come to enjoy the promises of religious, political, and economic freedom; and

Whereas the continued peace, prosperity, liberty, and national security of the United States and its people depend upon the rule of law and credible and effective immigration enforcement policies which both welcome lawful immigrants and non-immigrants and also prevent the unlawful entry or unlawful continuing presence of foreign persons: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that—

(1) the use of a basic pilot program described in section 403(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note; commonly known as the E-verify program) by employers of workers within the United States should be mandatory, and that enforcement policies should hold both employers and employees responsible whenever an individual’s employment violates United States immigration law;

(2) installing and sustaining the necessary border infrastructure and manpower to effectively secure and control United States borders to prevent the unauthorized passage of persons or contraband is a critical responsibility of the Federal Government; and

(3) any immigration reform proposal adopted by Congress should not legalize, grant amnesty for, or confer any other legal status condoning the other- wise unlawful entry or presence in the United States of any individual.

Check your Action Board for faxes urging your Rep to sponsor the resolution or thanking them if they have already done so.

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Updated: Thu, Jan 21st 2010 @ 3:29pm EST