H.R. 2302: 

Immigration Technical Revisions Act of 1997

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart [R-FL21, 1993-2010] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 2302, the Immigration Technical Revisions Act of 1997, would have allowed 540,000 illegal immigrants from Central America to apply for amnesty, even though they previously had been denied asylum in the United States. Congress eventually passed a much-expanded version of this proposed amnesty by slipping it into an appropriations bill for the District of Columbia (see the Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act of 1997).

H.R. 3553: 

Central American and Caribbean Refugee Adjustment Act of 1998

Sponsored by:  Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D-IL4] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 3553, the Central American and Caribbean Refugee Adjustment Act, would have awarded amnesty to almost 1.2 million illegal immigrants, in addition to the almost one million who were granted amnesty in 1997.

S. 1156: 

District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1998

Sponsored by:  Sen. Duncan “Lauch” Faircloth [R-NC, 1993-1998] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

An original bill making appropriations for the government of the District of Columbia and other activities chargeable in whole or in part against the revenues of said District for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

H.R. 346: 

H.R. 346

Sponsored by:  Rep. Robert Stump [R-AZ3, 1977-2002] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 346 would have ended the practice of birthright citizenship that allows any child born in the United States, regardless of the nationality of their parents, to receive automatic citizenship.

H.J.Res. 60: 

H.J.Res. 60

Sponsored by:  Rep. L. Callahan [R-AL1, 1985-2002] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 60 would have denied citizenship to U.S. born babies of illegal aliens.

H.R. 2267: 

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1998

Sponsored by:  Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers [R-KY5] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.

S. 1723: 

American Competitiveness Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Spencer Abraham [R-MI, 1995-2000] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to assist the United States to remain competitive by increasing the access of the United States firms and institutions of higher education to skilled personnel and by expanding educational and training opportunities for American students and workers.

H.R. 7: 

Citizenship Reform Act of 1997

Sponsored by:  Rep. Brian Bilbray [R-CA50, 2006-2013] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 7, the Citizenship Reform Act of 1997, would end the practice of granting automatic citizenship to babies born to illegal aliens in the U.S. Once citizens, these babies (some 200,000 a year) can then serve as a magnet for their relatives to immigrate to the U.S.

H.R. 347: 

Immigration Moratorium Act of 1997

Sponsored by:  Rep. Robert Stump [R-AZ3, 1977-2002] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 347, the Immigration Moratorium Act, would have helped reduce chain migration significantly by eliminating several categories of extended-family migration such as parents and adult unmarried children of U.S. citizens. It would have also reduced the ceiling for skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, eliminated the category for unskilled workers, required that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and would have ended the Visa Lottery.

S. 1504: 

Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998

Sponsored by:  Sen. Bob Graham [D-FL, 1987-2004] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1504, the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act, would grant amnesty to 50,000 illegal aliens from Haiti who came to the U.S. before December 31, 1995. It also granted amnesty to their spouses and children, bringing the total number of Haitians to be amnestied to about 125,000. This provision was slipped quietly into an omnibus appropriations bill, and was fully endorsed by President Clinton who signed it into law.

H.J.Res. 26: 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that no person born in the United States will be a United States citizen unless a parent is a United States citizen, is lawfully in the United States.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL16, 1995-2006] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that no person born in the United States will be a United States citizen unless a parent is a United States citizen, is lawfully in the United States, or has a lawful immigration status at the time of the birth.

H.J.Res. 4: 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that no person born in the United States will be a United States citizen on account of birth in the United States unless both parents are either United States citizens.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Barr [R-GA7, 1995-2002] in the 105th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that no person born in the United States will be a United States citizen on account of birth in the United States unless both parents are either United States citizens or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of the birth.