H.R. 4885: 

Comprehensive Immigration Fairness Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 4885, the Comprehensive Immigration Fairness Act, would create an amnesty for illegal aliens who have been physically present in the U.S. for five years and have never been convicted of a criminal offense. In addition to this general amnesty, it would include special amnesties for Haitians and Liberians. The bill would also increase annual admissions of refugee and aslyees by allowing refugee/asylee status for certain adult unmarried children of refugees and asylees and would establish gender based persecution as grounds for refugee status.

H.R. 5025: 

Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ernest Istook [R-OK5, 1993-2006] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2660: 

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ralph Regula [R-OH16, 1973-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Labor/HHS/Education and Related Agencies Appropria

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3722: 

Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R-CA48] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To amend section 1011 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 to impose conditions on Federal reimbursement of emergency health services furnished to undocumented aliens.

H.R. 4200: 

Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Duncan Hunter [R-CA52, 1993-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2005 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2005, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4754: 

Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Frank Wolf [R-VA10] in the 108th 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, 2005, and for other purposes.

H.Res. 720: 

H.Res. 720

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael “Mac” Collins [R-GA8, 2003-2004] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Res. 720 was a resolution expressing the disapproval of the House of Representatives of the Social Security totalization agreement between the United States and Mexico that would allow illegal aliens from Mexico to apply for Social Security once they either leave the U.S. or obtain legal status.

H.R. 3918: 

Comprehensive Immigration Fairness Reform Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 3918, the Comprehensive Immigration Fairness Reform Act, would create an amnesty for illegal aliens who have been physically present in the U.S. for five years and have never been convicted of a criminal offense. In addition to this general amnesty, H.R. 3918 included special amnesties for Haitians and Liberians. The bill would also increase the cap on lottery visas from 55,000 to 110,000 annually.

H.R. 4166: 

American Workforce Improvement and Jobs Protection Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 4166, the American Workforce Improvement and Jobs Protection Act, would exempt from the annual H-1B cap aliens holding a Master's degree or higher, up to 20,000. However, the bill would have reinstated tougher employer attestation requirements, a $1,000 application fee, and Labor Department investigative authorities, that expired in the fall of 2003.

H.R. 4041: 

H.R. 4041

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 4041 would remove the numerical cap on H-2B visas for 2004.

H.R. 4052: 

Save Summer Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. William “Bill” Delahunt [D-MA10, 1997-2010] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 4052, the Save Summer Act, would increase the annual cap for 2004 on H-2B visas for low-skill, temporary foreign workers by 40,000.

S. 2252: 

Save Summer Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy [D-MA, 1962-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2252, the Save Summer Act, would increase by 40,000 the annual cap for 2004 on H-2B visas for low-kill, temporary foreign workers.

S. 2010: 

Immigration Reform Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Sen. Charles “Chuck” Hagel [R-NE, 1997-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2010, the Immigration Reform Act of 2004, would: reward illegal aliens with jobs and residency, thus serving as an incentive for future illegal immigration, increase the number of family visas available in order to reduce the backlog, thereby increasing legal immigration numbers and increasing chain migration, reward certain illegal aliens with green cards and a path to U.S. citizenship, and increase the number of foreign workers legally allowed to work in the U.S. annually as well as rewarded illegal aliens with jobs.

H.R. 3271: 

Earned Legalization and Family Unification Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Richard “Dick” Gephardt [D-MO3, 1977-2004] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 3271, the Earned Legalization and Family Unification Act, would increase chain migration by increasing the annual cap on family-based legal immigrants by about 250,000. It would also grant amnesty to some 6.5 million illegal immigrants in the United States.

H.R. 4440: 

Identification Security Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support
H.R. 4440, the Identification Security Act, would make possession of foreign-issued consular ID cards such as the matricula consular evidence that the holder of the card is an illegal alien. This would have removed the opportunity for illegal aliens to use foreign-issued ID cards to open bank accounts, etc.

H.R. 5111: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2004

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5111, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would increase interior enforcement by requiring a mandatory workplace verification program to verify the legal work status of potential employees. Additionally, the legislation contained significant sanctions against employers who hire illegal aliens and requires integration of the border-patrol fingerprint identification system and the FBI fingerprint-database.

H.R. 5025: 

Transportation, Treasury, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ernest Istook [R-OK5, 1993-2006] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for the Departments of Transportation and Treasury, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5006: 

Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ralph Regula [R-OH16, 1973-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for other purposes.

H.R. 10: 

9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dennis “Denny” Hastert [R-IL14, 1987-2007] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act, would set federal standards for the issuance of driver's licenses and birth certificates. H.R. 10 would prohibit issuance of driver's licenses to illegal aliens and require that driver's licenses of temporary visa holders expire when their visa expires. As well, H.R. 10 contains provisions to prohibit the use of consular-issued ID cards. H.R. 10 would reduce asylum fraud by reaffirming that the burden of proof is on the asylum claimant, and that the adjudicator may require corroborating evidence in certain cases. H.R.

H.R. 3534: 

BE REAL Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3534, the BE REAL Act, would reduce rewards for illegal immigration by prohibiting the issuance of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers to illegal aliens. It would eliminate the Section 245(i) amnesty for certain illegal aliens. It would increase border control by amending the Posse Comitatus Act to authorize the use of the U.S. military for border enforcement.

H.R. 4899: 

Sustainable Drug Pricing Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To amend the Public Health Service Act and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require agreements regarding the wholesale price of brand-name prescription drugs as a condition of the allowance of certain tax deductions and credits.

H.R. 3674: 

Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3674, the Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act, would have made it harder for illegal aliens to gain government services and to otherwise profit from their illegal activity by prohibiting banks from accepting foreign issued IDs (except for passports) for purposes of verifying the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial institution.

S. 1685: 

Basic Pilot Program Extension and Expansion Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1685, the Basic Pilot Program Extension and Expansion Act, would extend the voluntary workplace verification program for five years and expand it to all 50 states. This program is an important component of preventing illegal aliens from taking jobs from those who have the legal right to work in this country.

S.Res. 211: 

S.Res. 211

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S.Res. 211 would express the sense of the Senate that the free trade agreements are not the vehicle to enact or change immigration legislation.

H.R. 5413: 

H.R. 5413

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 5413 would implement higher wage requirements and other worker protections that would make it more difficult for H-1B employers to displace U.S. workers and depress wages of U.S. workers and H-1B visa holders.

H.R. 1950: 

Millennium Challenge Account, Peace Corps Expansion, and Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Henry Hyde [R-IL6, 1975-2006] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

To authorize appropriations for the Department of State for the fiscal years 2004 and 2005, to authorize appropriations under the Arms Export Control Act and the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 for security assistance for fiscal years 2004 and 2005, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1954: 

Naturalization and Family Protection for Military Members Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1954, the Naturalization and Family Protection for Military Members Act, would increase chain migration by allowing the spouse, child, or parent of an alien who was granted posthumous citizenship based on military service to apply for permanent resident status.

H.R. 2671: 

CLEAR Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles “Charlie” Norwood [R-GA10, 2007-2007] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2671, the CLEAR Act, would clarify state and local law enforcement's ability to enforce immigration laws. If enacted, H.R. 2671 would have reduced the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begun to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population.

H.R. 946: 

Mass Immigration Reduction Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 946, the Mass Immigration Reduction Act, called for deep reductions in all categories of immigration, including: ending chain migration categories such as parents of adult children and siblings of adults, reducing the category of skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, limiting refugee admissions and asylee adjustments to a total of 25,000 annually and require that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and ending the visa lottery. H.R.

H.R. 1567: 

Citizenship Reform Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Nathan Deal [R-GA9, 2007-2010] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1567 was a bill to deny citizenship to babies of illegal aliens. The bill would have ended the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 200,000 "anchor babies" born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

H.J.Res. 44: 

H.J.Res. 44

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mark Foley [R-FL16, 1995-2006] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 44 would create a Constitutional amendment that would end the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 200,000 "anchor babies" born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

H.R. 1684: 

Student Adjustment Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Christopher “Chris” Cannon [R-UT3, 1997-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1684, the Student Adjustment Act, would reward illegal immigration by adjusting the status of certain college-age illegal aliens to legal permanent resident for the purpose of receiving in-state college tuition rates. It would also be a defacto amnesty to grant legal status to certain college-age illegal aliens who would qualify to receive in-state tuition rates. An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 illegal aliens would have qualified for this amnesty.

H.R. 687: 

Identification Integrity Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 687, the Identification Integrity Act, would prohibit federal agencies from accepting non-verifiable ID documents issued by foreign governments, such as the matricula consular. This would have prevented illegal aliens from being able to open a bank account or to apply for any federally provided public benefit.

H.R. 655: 

H.R. 655

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 655 would prevent illegal aliens from being able to use a driver's license as a legal form of identification. Since a driver's license is a gateway to other documents, this would have made it more difficult for an illegal alien to operate in the U.S.

H.R. 502: 

H.R. 502

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 502 would have required a secure and verifiable ID be used to obtain Federal public benefits. This would prohibit federal agencies from accepting non-verifiable ID documents issued by foreign governments, such as the matricula consular, thus preventing illegal aliens from applying for any federally provided public benefit.

H.R. 773: 

21st Century Access to Banking Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D-TX15] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 773, the 21st Century Access to Banking Act, would authorize financial institutions to accept matricula consular ID cards as a valid form of identification. This would have allowed illegal aliens to use the non-secure and non-verifiable matricula consular ID card to open bank accounts in the United States, thus making it easier for illegal aliens to live and work in the United States.

H.R. 1300: 

Central American Security Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Davis [R-VA11, 1995-2008] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1300, the Central American Security Act, would extend the massive NACARA amnesty for Nicaraguans and Cubans to up to 2.3 million illegal aliens from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

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