H.R. 2406: 

CLEAR Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2406, CLEAR Act of 2009, would make sure local law enforcement agencies are reimbursed for the costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. The CLEAR Act also recognizes local law enforcement's authority to help enforce immigration law, improves information sharing between local law enforcement agencies and the federal government, and requires the federal government to expeditiously remove criminal illegal aliens.

H.R. 6497: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA28, 2003-2012] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 6497, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010, would grant amnesty to illegal aliens under the age of 35 who have been in the United States for five consecutive years and came (illegally) to the United States before the age of 16. Such a reward for illegal immigration serves as an incentive for more illegal immigration.

H.R. 2414: 

AgJOBS Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA28, 2003-2012] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 2414, AgJOBS Act of 2009, would encourage more illegal immigration by rewarding certain illegal aliens who work in agriculture with amnesty.

S.J.Res. 6: 

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to United States citizenship.

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to United States citizenship.

H.Res. 1026: 

H.Res. 1026

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R-UT3] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Res. 1026, the Bipartisan Reform of Immigration through Defining Good Enforcement Resolution, calls for the House to pass a bill mandating the use of the E-Verify system, pass a bill ensuring that America's borders are fully secure, and oppose all amnesty bills in 2010.

H.R. 4321: 

CIR ASAP Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Solomon Ortiz [D-TX27, 1983-2010] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

This bill is a 677 page compilation of existing bills that would redefine immigration policy in support of open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. Among numerous provisions, it would:
Use “environmental protection” as an excuse to prevent federal and state agencies from patrolling large areas of the border
Suspend Operation Streamline, which was a zero tolerance program along the southern border, where violators were detained and prosecuted for federal immigration offenses, rather than immediately released back to their home country to try again.

S. 2804: 

Employ America Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would require an employer to certify with the Department of Labor that they have not and will not lay off a large number of employees in order to employ foreign workers. Notice of a mass layoff within a 12 month period would result in the expiration of the employer’s foreign worker visas.

A bill to require employers to certify that they have not and will not lay off a large number of employees before they are allowed to employ foreign workers in the United States, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3580: 

New IDEA (Illegal Deduction Elimination Act)

Sponsored by:  Rep. Steve King [R-IA4] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would make wages and benefits paid to illegal aliens nondeductible for federal tax purposes. More specifically, it stipulates a retroactive six year limitation on assessment and collection, giving the IRS an incentive to collect due taxes. Furthermore, New IDEA makes E-Verify a permanent program, gives employers “safe harbor” when using E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of their workers, and requires the IRS, Social Security Administration, and Department of Homeland Security to share information and work with each other on investigations.

H.R. 3676: 

Improving Methods to Promote Regular Occurrences of the Verification of Employability Status Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would make the E-Verify program permanent, allow employers to verify existing employees after 14 days in the program, allow employers to wait for an individual’s work eligibility verification before hiring them, and would impose sanctions on an employer who knowingly accepts a fraudulent document during the verification process.

To amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to make permanent the E-Verify Program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 138: 

To require Federal contractors to participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would require all federal contractors and subcontractors to participate in the Basic Pilot (E-Verify) program. Specifically, this legislation reinforces Executive Order 12989 signed by President Bush on June 10, 2008.

To require Federal contractors to participate in the basic pilot program for employment eligibility verification.

H.R. 98: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 98, Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2009, would establish a mandatory employment eligibility verification system in which employers would be required to verify new hires' eligibility to work in the United States, and would upgrade Social Security cards' security features by including: (1) a digitized photograph of the rightful bearer; (2) an encrypted machine-readable electronic identification strip unique to the rightful bearer; and (3) additional anti-tampering, -counterfeiting, and -fraud security features.

H.R. 19: 

To require employers to conduct employment eligibility verification.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would rename the Basic Pilot Program the Employment Eligibility Verification System, phase in mandatory employer participation over seven years based on a business’s employment numbers, and authorize appropriations for the system’s full implementation.

To require employers to conduct employment eligibility verification.

H.R. 3687: 

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the diversity immigrant program and to re-allocate those visas to certain employment-based immigrants who obtain an advanced degree in the United States.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would replace the current visa lottery system (55,000 visas currently focused on nationality and minimum work/educational degree requirements) with a system targeted at applicants with advanced degrees. Specifically, the program would include "qualified immigrants who hold a masters or doctorate degree in the life sciences, the physical sciences, mathematics, technology, or engineering. The end result would be more high-tech and other highly educated workers, possibly in job areas not traditionally affected by H-1B visas. This bill does not affect overall immigration numbers.

H.R. 124: 

Secure the Capitol Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 124, Secure the Capitol Act, would require contractors and subcontractors working within the Capitol Complex (Capitol building and grounds, House and Senate office buildings, page dorms, child care centers, Library of Congress, power plant, and Capitol police) to participate in the E-Verify (Employment Verification Program).

H.R. 2028: 

New Employee Verification Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sam Johnson [R-TX3] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would extend the E-Verify program for 5 years, phase it out over 3 years, and replace it with a “new” and mandatory system called the Electronic Employment Verification System (EEVS) to verify the status of all (and only) new employees. EEVS would allow employers to access and add information to the Federal National Directory of New Hires, an untested database currently designed to locate individuals, not determine legal status.

S. 3963: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes.

S. 3962: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. Specifically, this version is identical to S.3827 except Sen. Durbin removed Section 3, which would have repealed Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 prohibiting education benefits from being awarded to any unlawfully present individual unless that same benefit is offered to all U.S. citizens.

S. 3992: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. This version is similar language to S.3963 except Sen. Durbin made a number of modifications to counter specific areas of opposition to the bill.

H.R. 6253: 

National Guard Border Enforcement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would direct the Secretary of Defense to “provide for the deployment” of at least 10,000 National Guard members along the U.S./Mexico border. The National Guard would aid U.S. Customs and Border Protection activities in exchange for state funding and the ability to count border security against a unit’s military training requirement.

To utilize the National Guard to provide support for the border control activities of the United States Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security, and for other purposes.

S. 95: 

S. 95

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 95 would prevent sanctuary cities from receiving Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding. Sanctuary cities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials and their cities are safe havens for illegal aliens.

S. 3827: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. Specifically, this version is identical to the 2009 bill except Sen. Durbin removed “of good moral character since time of application” and replaced it with “of good moral character since date of the enactment of this act.” Also, he added a section limiting the application period to one year after the alien is admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned high school diploma or GED.

H.R. 1751: 

American Dream Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA28, 2003-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. Specifically, it would repeal Section 505 of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, which prevents illegal aliens from being eligible for in-state tuition.

H.R. 1096: 

Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. James “Jim” Marshall [D-GA8, 2007-2010] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1096, Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would establish a permanent employment eligibility verification system.

H.R. 994: 

LEAVE Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gary Miller [R-CA31] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 994, LEAVE Act, contains multiple provisions designed to help federal authorities enforce our immigration laws including mandatory employment verification, assistance by state and local law enforcement, additional ICE agents, secure identification measures, and preventing sanctuary cities from receiving federal funds. Click here to read more about this bill.

H.R. 160: 

Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul [R-TX14, 1997-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 160, Social Security for Americans Only Act of 2009, would prohibit an alien, for purposes of determining Social Security benefits, from being credited for earned income while he/she was not a citizen or national of the United States. Furthermore, it would require any future Social Security totalization agreement to mind this prohibition and require present agreements to conform to this regulation.

H.R. 588: 

10k Run for the Border Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 588, 10k Run for the Border Act, would increase penalties for employing illegal aliens up to $80,000 for the first offense, up to $200,000 for the second offense, and up to $1,600,000 for the third offense. Furthermore, 80% of the fines collected would be rewarded directly to state and local authorities.

H.R. 1199: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1199, Scott Gardner Act, would require DHS to share immigration information with the Department of Justice and submit a joint report to Congress about improving federal immigration databases. It would require each state and their local law enforcement agencies to collect and report all immigration and DWI-related information to receive State Criminal Alien Assistance Program funding. DWI-related information would then appear as a flag on the wants/warrants page of the National Crime Information Center database.

H.R. 1136: 

Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bart Stupak [D-MI1, 1993-2010] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would allow an alien to return as an H-2B nonimmigrant worker without counting against the annual 66,000 cap if they have used an H-2B visa during one of the three previous fiscal years (i.e., potentially tripling the number of H-2Bs in the U.S. at one time). In addition, this legislation would be effective as if enacted on December 1, 2008.

To extend the termination date for the exemption of returning workers from the numerical limitations for temporary workers.

S. 388: 

Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 388, Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2009, would allow 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.

H.R. 878: 

Nuclear Family Priority Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would eliminate the extended family visa categories (e.g., married sons and daughters of citizens, etc.), thus ending “chain migration” as recommended by the bi-partisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1997. Chain migration is the process where seemingly endless “chains” of foreign nationals are allowed to immigrate to the United States, since our laws allow citizens and lawful permanent residents to bring in their non-nuclear, adult family members. It is the primary mechanism that has caused legal immigration in this country to quadruple since the 1960s.

H.R. 662: 

Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D-AZ8, 2007-2012] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 662, Employee Verification Amendment Act of 2009, would reauthorize the E-Verify program for a period of 5 years. The E-Verify program allows businesses to determine the legal status of new hires and prevents illegal aliens from being hired, thus making the program an important tool in the Attrition through Enforcement anti-illegal immigration strategy.

H.R. 1: 

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. David “Dave” Obey [D-WI7, 1969-2010] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

Making supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation, infrastructure investment, energy efficiency and science, assistance to the unemployed, and State and local fiscal stabilization, for fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and for other purposes.

S. 729: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 729, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009, would grant amnesty to illegal aliens under the age of 35 who have been in the United States for five consecutive years and came (illegally) to the United States before the age of 16. Such a reward for illegal immigration serves as an incentive for more illegal immigration.

H.R. 3308: 

SAVE Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Rep. Heath Shuler [D-NC11, 2007-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3308, SAVE Act of 2009, would help reduce illegal immigration by requiring every employer in the United States to use the E-Verify system to verify that every employee has the legal right to work in the United States. It also contains other interior enforcement measures, such as increasing the number of ICE agents and training at least 250 State and local law enforcement officers on federal immigration enforcement procedures.

S. 1505: 

SAVE Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

A bill to provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2997: 

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

Making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.

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