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Iraq supplemental funding bill
Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.
Iraq supplemental funding bill
Making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.
Border Security Caucus
Immigration Reform Caucus
Immigration Reform Caucus No-Amnesty Letter to Speaker Pelosi
An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2009 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2008 and 2010 through 2013.
S.Con.Res. 11 would have required free trade agreements (FTA) to meet certain minimum standards, including that an FTA may not make any commitments as to the temporary entry of workers.
The bill would exacerbate chain migration into the United States by creating the nonimmigrant class of “permanent partner” for aliens over 18 years of age who are: (1) in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual over 18 in which both parties intend a lifelong commitment; (2) financially interdependent with the other individual; (3) not married to or in a permanent partnership with anyone other than the other individual; (4) unable to contract a marriage recognized under federal immigration law with the other individual; and (5) not a first-, second-, or third-degree blood
H.R. 2086 would fund the 287(g) program, a means by which state and local law enforcement agencies may enter into agreements with DHS so that officers may receive training from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to perform immigration enforcement functions.
H.R. 1951, the Legal Employee Verification Act, would increase interior enforcement by requiring the establishment of a system to verify an individual's identity and employment eligibility. As well, it would require visas and immigration-related documents be machine readable, use biometric identifiers, and be compatible with US-VISIT.
The bill would authorize the granting of “special immigrant” status to 15,000 aliens per year – plus their spouses and children – fiscal years 2008 through 2011, who: (1) are Iraqi nationals; (2) worked directly with the U.S. Government, the United Nations, a certified government or U.N.
The bill would grant instant amnesty to virtually all illegal aliens currently in the United States
(i.e., those continuously, and unlawfully, present in the United States since January 1,
• Would grant illegal aliens apprehended between enactment and the closing of registration
for the mass amnesty the opportunity to establish prima facie eligibility for amnesty;
• Would establish criteria for ineligibility for this amnesty – for example, conviction of three
The bill would require DHS to conduct a pilot program to determine the feasibility of a full-scale program for mobile biometric identification of aliens unlawfully trying to enter the United States by sea.
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a pilot program for the mobile biometric identification in the maritime environment of aliens unlawfully attempting to enter the United States.
To increase the number of Federal judgeships in certain judicial districts with heavy caseloads of criminal immigration cases.
The bill would provide a sense of the House that Congress should reject amnesty legislation until all existing immigration laws are enforced.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Federal authorities should strengthen and vigorously enforce all existing immigration laws.
A bill to allow certain nationals of Mexico entering the State of New Mexico on a temporary basis to travel up to 100 miles from the international border between the State of New Mexico and Mexico, and for other purposes.
The bill would grant DHS the authority to waive the Visa Waiver Program’s (VWP) “low nonimmigrant visa refusal rate” requirements with respect to a country’s participation in the VWP (i.e., have a low nonimmigrant visa refusal rate for two years [averaging no more than two percent over both years, not exceeding 2.5 percent in any one year] or no more than a three percent refusal rate for the most recent fiscal year) if: (1) DHS (in consultation with the State and Justice Departments) determines that the country has mitigated security risks to the point that participation in the VWP would no
S. 1269, the ENFORCE Act, would establish, within Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the National Border Neighborhood Watch (NBNW), which would authorize retired law enforcement officers to assist Border Patrol agents by reporting illegal border crossings, and would allow civilian volunteers to participate in the NBNW, provided CBP-defined criteria are met; would provide for fencing and security improvements along the southern U.S.
S. 1225, the Immigrant Accountability Act of 2007, would grant amnesty to illegal aliens who: have been in the United States illegally since at least January 7, 2004, submit conclusive proof of employment and presence in the United States, pay a $2,000 fine as well as a fee commensurate with levels charged by DHS relative to other adjustment of status applications and demonstrate their contributions to the United States through the earning of an unspecified number of merit based points which could be accrued.
Would make it a criminal misdemeanor for one to be illegally present in the United States (currently, being an illegal alien is only a civil violation); and would require that illegal aliens convicted of vehicular manslaughter resulting from driving while intoxicated be sentenced to at least five years, but no more than 40 years, in prison.
To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal penalties for certain killings by illegal aliens, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1940, the Birthright Citizenship Act, would eliminate birthright citizenship, the process that automatically grants citizenship to the estimated 250,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens each year.
S. 988, Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2007, would have allowed an alien to return as an H-2B nonimmigrant worker without counting against the annual 66,000 cap if they had used an H-2B visa during one of the three previous fiscal years, effectively tripling the number of H-2B workers.
The bill would require that in order to be considered valid, a signed authorization card relative to union representation must be accompanied by an attestation that the signer is a U.S. citizen or lawful resident alien as well as documentary evidence of citizenship or legal immigration status.
To amend the National Labor Relations Act to require attestation and proof of citizenship or lawful residency from employees seeking labor representation by way of a process other than through a secret ballot election.
The bill would eliminate the April 30, 2001, deadline for an illegal alien who is married to a U.S. citizen and who is the parent of a U.S. citizen child to apply for a Section 245(i) amnesty, thus making this amnesty.
To amend section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the deadline for classification petition and labor certification filings.
The bill would grant either a nonimmigrant B tourist/business visa or F student visa to an alien who: (1) is the spouse or child of a legal permanent resident ; and (2) seeks admission for purposes of visiting the permanent resident spouse or parent or for studying in the United States. (Student visas have been shown to be an effective method for terrorist elements to lawfully enter, and then remain in the United States.
The bill would ease the path to permanent residence for unaccompanied alien children (UACs) by opening up access to special immigrant juvenile status for any UAC who cannot make a persuasive case for asylum who is deemed to be a dependent of the state as a result of abuse, neglect, or abandonment; would entitle all UACs to legal counsel (likely through a government contractor’s search for competent, pro bono attorneys) and an independent child advocate to coordinate his/her sponsorship and legal needs.
The bill would prohibit judicial review of visa or immigration document revocation in all cases (currently, if revocation provides the sole ground for removal, it may be reviewed); and would apply this prohibition to all visas issued as of or after enactment.
A bill to clarify that the revocation of an alien's visa or other documentation is not subject to judicial review.
H.R. 1758 would authorize DHS to issue up to 65,000 additional H-1B “high skill worker” visas per year (exempt from the extant 65,000-per-year cap) – fiscal years 2008 through 2012 – to aliens who meet H-1B admission requirements and who possess post-graduate degrees; would require an employer petitioning for such an H-1B nonimmigrant worker to make “qualified scholarship payments” to a U.S.
H.R. 1645, the Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy (STRIVE) Act, would grant amnesty to nearly all of the 12 million illegal aliens in the United States by one of several routes. It would also establish the H-2C guestworker program, through which 400,000 new workers (plus their spouses and minor children on an unlimited basis) may come to the United States annually. In addition, it would allow the annual cap on H-2C visas to be increased to as many as 600,000.
H.R. 1843, the Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act, would exempt any alien who has been present in the United States as an H-2B nonimmigrant worker for any one of the previous three fiscal years and who is returning to work as an H-2B from counting against the 66,000-per-year cap on H-2B visas. This potentially triples the number of workers in a year and would make these provisions effective for five years.
S. 1083, the Securing Knowledge, Innovation, and Leadership Act of 2007, would increase the annual H-1B cap from 65,000 to 115,000 and then by 20% in any following year in which the cap is met. As well, S. 1083 would increase the annual worldwide level of employment-based (EB) immigrants by 150,000 plus 340,000 spouses and minor children of EB immigrants who are exempt from the cap.
S. 1092, High-Tech Worker Relief Act of 2007, would raise the cap on H-1B high skill nonimmigrant workers from 65,000 to 115,000 for fiscal year 2007 and to 195,000 for fiscal year 2008 and would return the cap to 65,000 for fiscal year 2009 and beyond; would eliminate the 20,000-per-year cap on visas for nonimmigrant workers who have earned a master's or higher degree from a U.S.
The bill would waive an alien’s inadmissibility resulting from misrepresentation of a material fact if that alien is an immediate relative of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces; would apply the waiver to misrepresentations made before, on, or after enactment; and would extend eligibility for a V nonimmigrant visa, which permits nonimmigrant spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents who are beneficiaries of an immigrant petition to reside and work in the United States while waiting to obtain immigrant status, to those immediate relative aliens.
H.R. 1792, the Temporary Agricultural Labor Reform Act, would make reforms to the H-2A agricultural guest-worker program that would help protect U.S. agricultural workers from job displacement and wage depression currently caused by the H-2A temporary agricultural guest-worker program.
The bill would authorize the granting of “special immigrant” status for 500 Afghanis or Iraqis working as translators or interpreters with Federal agencies in Iraq or Afghanistan (current limit is 50 and only translators working with U.S. Armed Forces are eligible) in fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009, then would return the annual limit to 50 for subsequent fiscal years; would exempt these “special immigrant” translators and interpreters from employment-based immigration caps; and would allow these “special immigrants” to adjust to lawful permanent resident status.
The bill would authorize the granting of “special immigrant” status for 500 Afghanis or Iraqis working as translators, interpreters, or in any other capacity with Federal agencies in Iraq and Afghanistan annually (current limit is 50 and only translators working with U.S.
S. 1035, the H-1B and L-1 Visa Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act, would reduce much of the fraud associated with the H-1B and L-1 visa programs by, among other things, requiring employers to attest that they had tried to hire U.S. workers before importing a foreign worker and requiring H-1B and L-1 visa holders be paid prevailing wages.
The bill as amended in the House Financial Services Committee, would require any entity receiving Federal funds for public housing reconstruction following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to verify that all of its workers are authorized to work in the United States and have a valid form of identification or documentation to prove their immigration status.
To assist in the provision of affordable housing to low-income families affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The bill would designate Greece as a program country under the visa waiver program (which now allows citizens of 27 countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa, and, because there is little scrutiny of VWP “travelers,” has provided easy entry for terrorists and created a black market for stolen or forged passports from such countries).
To designate Greece as a program country for purposes of the visa waiver program established under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
The bill would create a new criminal offense for transporting or facilitating the transportation, harboring, or concealment of an alien (or attempting or conspiring to transport, harbor, or conceal) on board a “covered vessel” (i.e., a U.S. vessel [or vessel subject to U.S.
H.R. 1941, Liberian Refugee Immigration Protection Act of 2007, would grant permanent lawful resident status to Liberian national aliens (including those present in the United States who have been ordered excluded, deported, removed, or ordered to depart voluntarily) who were eligible for Temporary Protected Status
To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2008 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2008, and for other purposes.
H.R. 3494, the Charlie Norwood CLEAR Act, would reduce the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begin to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population. It would also begin to slowly and steadily reduceg the current illegal population.
Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, and Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes.
The bill would authorize DHS to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional lawful permanent
resident (LPR) status (i.e., grant amnesty), an illegal alien who demonstrates that he:
o is no older than 29 years of age;
o has maintained continuous presence in the United States for the five years preceding
o is of “good moral character” and is not inadmissible or deportable on certain
criminal grounds or on the basis of being a risk to national security;
H.R. 4088, SAVE Act of 2007, would increase border security by: increasing the number of border patrol agents; providing more funding for the Tunnel Task Force; providing for new and updated border security, surveillance, communication, and apprehension technology; improving border security infrastructure; and empowering governors in border states to declare a border emergency and request temporary redeployment of up to 1,000 additional Border Patrol Agents.
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to conform return preparer penalty standards, delay implementation of withholding taxes on government contractors, enhance taxpayer protections, assist low-income taxpayers, and for other purposes.
To amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, and for other purposes.
To authorize the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to make loans to States to acquire foreclosed housing and to make grants to States for related costs.