The SAVE Act is the middle-ground answer to the illegal immigration issue. This not only will be the most effective solution, but it is what polls show most Americans want. When given the choice among (a) mass roundups and mass deportations, (b) mass legalizations, and (c) Attrition Through Enforcement & Self Deportation, the public chooses the middle-ground Attrition option.
The bi-partisan SAVE Act was introduced by Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) in the House and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) in the Senate. It is one of our "5 Great Immigration Reduction Bills".
The SAVE Act is a three-pronged approach to reducing illegal immigration in the United States:
- 1) Mandates the use of E-Verify for all public and private businesses nationwide
- 2) increase interior enforcement by increasing grants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and making improvements to the deportation process
- 3) increase border security through increased manpower, technology and funding.
In July 2010, a federal judge in Arizona blocked several provisions of Arizona's new immigration enforcement law. The main provision that was blocked would have required police officers to check the immigration status of individuals they have stopped, detained, or arrested if they have reasonable suspicion that they are in the country illegally. The SAVE Act would drastically reduce the number of illegal aliens living in the United States, thereby reducing the impact of the federal judge's decision.