H.R. 3611: 

DHS Immigration Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Scott Perry [R-PA4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3611, the DHS Immigration Accountability and Transparency Act of 2013, would require the Secretary of DHS to submit a detailed annual report on immigration policy directives, covering matters ranging from previous removal statistics and the estimated number of aliens present without lawful status to the number of immigration cases closed due to immigration policy directives. In response to recent reports that the Administration is “cooking the books” on its removal numbers, detailed information is required regarding the methods by which the statistics were compiled.

H.R. 3130: 

Protect Family Values at the Border Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 3130, the Protect Family Values at the Border Act, would focus largely on the humane treatment of illegal aliens detained by Customs and Border Protection (CBP). This bill would establish minimum standards for short-term detention facilities and limits the removal of aliens at the southern border to the daylight hours.

H.R. 2602: 

Timely Repatriation Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ted Poe [R-TX2] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2602, the Timely Repatriation Act, would give the Secretary of Homeland Security the ability to punish countries that refuse or unreasonably delay the repatriation of its nationals from the United States. If a country’s repatriation failure rate exceeds 10%, the Secretary will refuse to issue visas for attendants, servants, personal employees, and immediate family members of ambassadors, diplomats, consular officers, or other officials and employees from that country’s government.

H.R. 2377: 

Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training (ENLIST) Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 2377, the Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training (ENLIST) Act, would provide amnesty in the form of conditional legal permanent residence to aliens who enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. Eligible aliens must have been unlawfully present in the U.S. prior to 2012, continuously present in the U.S. since that date, younger than 15 upon initial entry, and otherwise eligible for enlistment. That conditional status is rescinded if the alien separates from the Armed Forces prior to completing the term of enlistment for anything other than honorable conditions.

H.R. 242: 

Legal Agricultural Workforce Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dennis Ross [R-FL15] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

Establishes a new program for a new class of temporary nonimmigrant agricultural workers (W) in addition to the already existing H-2A program. With visas limited to 10- month periods, the new system would try and protect American workers by utilizing an internet-based job registry to help employers recruit U.S. workers. The program would attempt to prevent abuse of the system by requiring the use of biometric cards by W-Visa holders and giving financial incentive for the aliens to return home when their visas expire.

H.R. 72: 

Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee [D-TX18] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 72, the Border Security, Cooperation, and Act Now Drug War Prevention Act of 2013 would allow for emergency deployments of U.S. Border Patrol agents, DEA agents, and ATF agents in states that declare an "international border security emergency." Improvements to border security are also proposed, including new equipment, technology, and vehicles for agents, in order to prevent various forms of crime including crossing into the United States at any location other than an authorized port of entry.

H.R. 435: 

Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Mike Coffman [R-CO6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 435, the Military Enlistment Opportunity Act, would allow aliens who have resided lawfully in the U.S. or who have received employment authorization throughDeferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. DACA recipient aliens shall be adjusted to legal permanent resident (LPR) status upon enlistment. This status is rescinded if the alien is separated from the armed forces prior to an aggregated 5 years of service, unless the separation is under honorable conditions.

H.R. 830: 

SAVE Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sam Graves [R-MO6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 830, the Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement (SAVE) Act of 2013 would help reduce illegal immigration by broadening and enhancing border security and interior enforcement measures. Perhaps the most important aspect of the SAVE Act is its requirement that ALL employers use the E-Verify electronic workplace verification program, an inexpensive, quick, and accurate way to verify the employment eligibility of ALL employees. This would go a long way toward removing the job magnet for illegal immigration.

H.R. 502: 

Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 502, the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2013, would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify employment verification system and oblige all employers to use the system to verify that new hires are allowed to work in the United States.

H.R. 478: 

E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 478, the E-Verify Modernization Act of 2013, would make the E-Verify program permanent, make E-Verify mandatory for all new employees after 60 days, allows employers to check existing employees, and protects employers from having to spend resources training an employee before a confirmation.

H.R. 1772: 

Legal Workforce Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Lamar Smith [R-TX21] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1772, the Legal Workforce Act, would mandate E-Verify for all employers within 2 years, which would effectively end the jobs magnet for illegal immigration.

S. 744: 

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, was a massive immigration reform bill, introduced by the 'Gang of 8' that would result in approximately 30 million new permanent work permits issued in the first 10 years if passed. The bill would grant legal status and worker permits to an estimated 11 million illegal aliens with an opportunity for green cards after 10 years and replace some family-based immigration categories with a merit-based points system.

H.R. 477: 

Nuclear Family Priority Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 477, the Nuclear Family Priority Act, would eliminate the family-based green card categories that are directly responsible for endless chains of family migration. The current annual limits on green cards are 78,000 for parents, 65,000 for adult brothers and sisters, 23,400 for married sons and daughters and 23,400 for unmarried adult sons and daughters. H.R.

H.R. 2131: 

SKILLS Visa Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Split

H.R. 2131, the SKILLS Visa Act makes various changes to the immigration system with the intention of attracting high-skilled immigration to the United States. Unfortunately, the primary feature of the SKILLS Visa Act is a dramatic increase in foreign workers. 55,000 visas are added for STEM and medical graduates with advanced degrees, 10,000 for immigrant entrepreneurs, 15,000 for immigrants with advanced degrees (EB-2), and 15,000 for skilled workers and professionals (EB-3), for a total of 95,000 new employment-based immigrant visas.

H.R. 15: 

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Joe Garcia [D-FL26] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 15, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, was a massive immigration reform bill, introduced by Rep. Joe Garcia (D-Fla.) and was the House companion to the Gang of 8's S. 744. H.R. 15 would result in approximately 30 million new permanent work permits issued in the first 10 years if passed. The bill would grant legal status and worker permits to an estimated 11 million illegal aliens with an opportunity for green cards after 10 years and replace some family-based immigration categories with a merit-based points system.

H.R. 3141: 

Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Candice Miller [R-MI10] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 3141, the Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013 would weaken border control by exempting non-pedestrian traffic from the entry-exit system. This would exempt an estimated 25% of all border crossings from the entry-exit system and create a loophole for would-be illegal aliens who would not be subject to the exit system and, thus, could potentially overstay in the U.S.

H.R. 1417: 

Border Security Results Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1417, the Border Security Results Act of 2013, addresses border security, but does little to guarantee an actual border security results. Rather than require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to gain control of U.S. Borders, this act merely requires the Secretary to submit a plan to gain operational control of only the southern borders within 5 years. Operational control is met when the DHS determines that it has apprehended and turned back at least 90% of those who try to enter the U.S. illegally.

H.R. 2278: 

SAFE Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Trey Gowdy [R-SC4] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2278, the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013 would empower local law enforcement agents to enforce federal immigration laws. The SAFE Act would also require DHS to create a national immigration violators database, prevent cities from providing sanctuary to illegal aliens and would provide funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) that reimburses states for incarcerating illegal aliens.

H.Res. 326: 

Rep. Broun No Amnesty Resolution

Sponsored by:  Rep. Paul Broun [R-GA10] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H. Res. 326 would express the sense of the House of Representatives that any immigration reform proposal adopted by Congress should not legalize, grant amnesty for, or confer any other legal status condoning the otherwise unlawful entry or presence in the United States of any individual.

H.R. 2124: 

Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. John Barrow [D-GA12] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2124, the Keeping the Promise of IRCA Act, does everything possible to keep the promises of internal enforcement made in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). First and foremost, it establishes mandatory E-Verify for all future hires, effectively eliminating the jobs magnet. Penalties are increased for fraud and smuggling, and so-called "sanctuary cities" lose all State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) funding.

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