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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