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. 2366. Both bills are identical and have been endorsed by NumbersUSA. The SAVE Act will require all employers to use the electronic verification system to keep illegal aliens out of U.S. jobs. NumbersUSA believes that this legislation originating on the Democratic side of the House is just the vehicle to give us a chance to actually pass immigration legislation through a Democratic-controlled Congress that would significantly improve the lives of most Americans. "It's the one [immigration] bill that will pass this Congress," said Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus Chairman Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.) in an interview with The Hill. "We have to make this about illegal employment and crack down on employers."
Updated: Wed, Jul 29th 2009 @ 1:23pm EDT