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The bill would provide funding to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2010. Specifically, this legislation includes: $7,576,897,000 for U.S.
The bill would provide funding to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2010. Specifically, this legislation includes: $7,576,897,000 for U.S.
The bill would amnesty and provide citizenship for certain illegal aliens as a reward for graduating high school. Specifically, the alien would have to be under 25 years old at the date of application; complete grades 6 through 12; complete a curriculum that reflects knowledge of United States history, government, and civics; provide transcripts from their school(s), and provide a copy of their high school diploma. This legislation would further reward illegal aliens by reducing the naturalization application fee by 50 percent.
To require energy audits to be conducted for any single-family and multifamily housing purchased using federally related housing loans, and for other purposes.
The bill would clarify authority and increase resources for state and local law enforcement, on a voluntary basis, to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration laws.
To authorize the Administrator of General Services to convey a parcel of real property in Tracy, California, to the City of Tracy.
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the Senate should ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The bill would allow the Secretary of Homeland Security to grant “temporary” legal status (i.e., amnesty) to 1,350,000 qualified aliens over a 5 year period. If the alien can verify at least 863 hours (less than half a “standard” work year of 50 weeks) or 150 days of agricultural work in the United States, they can be awarded a “blue card” allowing these aliens and their families to remain in the U.S. and apply for legal residency.
H.R. 2497, HALT Act, would suspend the Administration's authority to waive inadmissibility, parole, cancel removal, designate new TPS (Temporary Protected Status), or grant deferred action for illegal aliens (also known as administrative amnesty) until the end of the Presidential term, January 21, 2013.
H.R. 2670, the Jobs for Americans Act, would authorize state and local governments to 'enact and enforce laws' within the limits of federal statute that help identify illegal aliens, deter illegal entry, apprehend illegal aliens, and reduce rewards that encourage illegal aliens to remain in the United States. In addition, this legislation would avert the federal preemption of state and local laws against individuals who knowingly employ, recruit, or refer (for a fee) an illegal alien for employment.
H.R. 2885, the Legal Workforce Act, would replace the I-9 system by making E-Verify permanent and mandatory for all employees via a gradual phase-in process. Specifically, an employer with 10,000 or more employees has 6 months to become compliant after the bill's enactment, while employers with 500 to 10,000 employees have 12 months, employers with 20 to 500 employees have 18 months, employers with 1 to 20 employees have 24 months, and agriculture service employers have 36 months.
H.R. 3160, the Improving Methods to Promote Regular Occurrences of the Verification of Employability Status Act of 2011, 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.
H.R. 3146, American Innovation and Education Act of 2011, would exempt aliens who earn a graduate degree in math, science, technology, or engineering at a United States institution from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. In addition, it would increase the numerical limitation per foreign state from 7 percent to 15 percent and make administrative changes to the STEM Education and Training Account, which collects application fees and distributes grants and scholarships to educational institutions.
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.
The bill would require each state and their local law enforcement agencies to collect and report all immigration and DWI-related information as a prerequisite for receiving State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP, a program that provides assistance to states for the incarceration of illegal aliens) funding. DWI-related information would then appear as a flag on the wants/warrants page of the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
To prohibit the implementation of certain policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
H.R. 5957 would prohibit the implementation of certain policies regarding the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by the Secretary of Homeland Security (i.e., implementation of the Obama Amnesty).
Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.
To amend the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act related to a segment of the Lower Merced River in California, and for other purposes.
H.R. 1921, Build the Fence Now Act of 2011, would require DHS to construct two layers of reinforced fencing along the entire international land border between the United States and Mexico.
H.R. 6429, the STEM Jobs Act of 2012, would cancel the visa lottery program and transfer the 55,000 yearly visas that would have been granted through the visa lottery into two new priority categories (doctorate and masters degree) under 203(b). For the first two fiscal years of the program, unused visas for which petitions or applications for labor certification have been filed will be added to the total visas for the next fiscal year. Following the first two years, remaining unused visas do not transfer to the next fiscal year.
H.R. 6412, the Attracting the Best and Brightest Act, would add 50,000 new visas to a new employment-based priority category for aliens who have a master’s degree or higher in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), from a U.S. institution of higher education. Visas that are unused by the end of each financial year continue past the end of the year. The Department of Homeland Security has to publicly release a monthly report with details regarding the visas awarded under the new category.
The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of increasing military readiness. More specifically, it would authorize the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal proceedings for certain illegal aliens and adjust their standing to conditional lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for six years if they lived in the United States for five continuous years before the bill’s enactment.
The bill would prohibit federal funding from being used to challenge state laws that facilitate the enforcement of federal immigration laws including: the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act of 2007; Missouri House Bill 390; Arizona’s Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB 1070); Utah’s Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act; Indiana Senate Enrolled Act No. 590; the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act; South Carolina Act No. 69; Georgia’s Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011; and Indiana’s HB 1402.
The bill would close certain loopholes exploited by companies who use H-2B unskilled labor visas instead of recruiting from the existing workforce. Specifically, it would require the Department of Labor to certify that prospective H-2B employers conduct a robust recruitment drive to find available United States workers, including advertising at job fairs, advertising with state and local recruitment agencies and nonprofit organizations, and advertising on local radio and the Internet.
H.R. 1822, the No Health Care Subsidies for Illegal Aliens Act, would provide documentation procedures and specifically require verification of citizenship status via the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program for aliens wishing to claim healthcare benefits under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.
H.R. 140, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, would eliminate birthright citizenship, the process that automatically grants A1:I408 to the estimated 350,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens each year.
H.R. 100, CLEAR Act of 2011, would reimburse local law enforcement agencies for the costs associated with incarcerating illegal aliens. The CLEAR Act would also recognize local law enforcement's authority to help enforce immigration law, improve information sharing between local law enforcement agencies and the federal government, and require the federal government to expeditiously remove criminal illegal aliens.
H.R. 399, the STAPLE Act, would exempt aliens who earn a Ph.D degree in math, science, technology, or engineering at a United States institution from the numerical limitations on H-1B nonimmigrants. Specifically, this legislation would offer permanent residence status to doctors, teachers, and engineers, driving down wages and creating undue competition for high-skilled American workers.
H.R. 800, Jobs Recovery by Ensuring a Legal American Workforce Act of 2011, would permanently reestablishes the E-Verify employment verification system and requires all employers to use the system to verify that all current employees and future hires are allowed to work in the United States.
H.R. 695, the Legal Eligibility for Granting A Loan Act of 2011, would require a person seeking a mortgage to be verified with the E-Verify program before purchasing a home mortgage held by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or otherwise insured by the Federal Housing Administration.
H.R. 1134, Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, would prevent sanctuary cities' law enforcement agencies from receiving federal funding.
H.R. 1091, the Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act, would amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to construct no less than 350 miles of reinforced fencing along the United States-Mexico border, and to gain operational control over such border.
H.R. 310, the Secure Education for Americans Today (SEAT) Act, would prevent federal higher education funding, via grant or contract, from being awarded to an institution of higher education that admits aliens not lawfully present in the United States, or to a student of unlawful alien status.
H.R. 787, the No Social Security for Illegal Immigrants Act, would prohibit work by an illegal alien from counting toward Social Security qualifications. This would apply to all work before, on, or after enactment of this legislation and would require the Commissioner of Social Security to recalculate allocations.
H.R. 704, SAFE for America Act, would eliminate the visa lottery. The visa lottery gives out 50,000 green cards each year, and it does not take into account humanitarian need, family connections, or potential contribution to the United States.
H.R. 692, Nuclear Family Priority Act, would eliminate current green card categories for adult brothers and sisters, married and unmarried adult sons and daughters, and create a special non-working visa for parents. By not providing an increase in any other category, overall immigration would decrease by more than 111,800 per year (1.118 million a decade). The numbers would also be indirectly reduced by this bill because there would be fewer spouses or parents of U.S. citizens that would be brought into the country by immigrants.
H.R. 218, the PROUD Act, would amnesty and provide citizenship for certain illegal aliens as a reward for graduating high school. Specifically, the alien would have to be under 25 years old at the date of application; complete grades 6 through 12; complete a curriculum that reflects knowledge of United States history, government, and civics; provide transcripts from their school(s), and provide a copy of their high school diploma. This legislation would further reward illegal aliens by reducing the naturalization application fee by 50 percent.
H.R. 98, Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2011, 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. 152, the National Guard Border Enforcement Act of 2011, 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.
H.R. 280, the 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. 282 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.
H.R. 483, Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification and Illegal Immigration Control Act, would permanently reauthorize the E-Verify employment verification system, and requires all employers to use the system to verify that new hires are allowed to work in the United States.
H.R. 691, Fairness in Lending Act of 2011, would prevent credit from being extended to a consumer without a valid Social Security number, thereby preventing illegal aliens from receiving a mortgage.
H.R. 693, E-Verify Modernization Act of 2011, 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 protect employers from having to spend resources training an employee before a confirmation.
H.R. 2000, SAVE Act of 2011, would help reduce illegal immigration by requiring every employer in the United States to eventually use the E-Verify electronic employment eligibility verification system to verify that every employee has the legal right to work in the United States. As well, H.R. 4088 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 how to perform federal immigration enforcement procedures.
H.R. 2017, the Continuing Appropriations Act, would provide funding to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2012. Specifically, this legislation includes: $8,769,518,000 for U.S.
H.R. 1922 would allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection to access federal lands, including National Wilderness Preservation land, to carry out security activities.
H.R. 2164, the Legal Workforce Act of 2011, would replace the current I-9 system by making E-Verify (currently the basic pilot federal employment verification program) permanent and mandatory for all employees via a gradual phase-in process. Specifically, an employer with 10,000 or more employees has 6 months to become compliant after the bill's enactment, while employers with 500 to 10,000 employees have 12 months, employers with 20 to 500 employees have 18 months, employers with 1 to 20 employees have 24 months, and agriculture service employers have 36 months.
The bill would provide green cards to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates from U.S. universities. Specifically, it would allow graduating students to convert their student visas into H-1B visas (exempting them from the numerical limitations) and later allowing them to adjust their status. Furthermore, it would allow a graduating student to extend their visa on an annual basis until their H-1B credentials have been certified.
H.R. 2185, the Refugee Protection Act, would eliminate the 1-year application deadline for asylum, thus allowing more opportunities to enter in the United States. In addition, it would waive the inadmissibility ban for certain terrorist activities and would require new detention facilities to be located within 50 miles of a major city. Furthermore, it would expedite and make the overall process for asylum seekers more comfortable by providing them with full medical care, housing, legal representation, toiletries, medication, long distance phone calls, and translators.
H.R. 1842, Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011, 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."