S. 774: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 774, the DREAM Act, would reward illegal aliens under the age of 21 who have been physically present in the country for five years and are in 7th grade or above with amnesty. An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 illegal aliens would qualify for this amnesty.

H.R. 1543: 

Visa Waiver Modernization Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rahm Emanuel [D-IL5, 2003-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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 determines that the country has mitigated security risks to the point that participation in the VWP would not compromise U.S.

H.R. 1176: 

To provide discretionary authority to an immigration judge to determine that an alien parent of a United States citizen child should not be ordered removed, deported, or excluded from the United States.

Sponsored by:  Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

The bill would grant an immigration judge the discretion to decline to order the removal – by any means – of a removable alien if the alien is the parent of a child who is a U.S. citizen and the judge determines that removal is "clearly against the best interests of the child"; and would only prohibit use of this discretion if the alien in question: (1) is removable on national security-based grounds; or (2) has engaged in "severe" forms of human trafficking or in sex trafficking.

S. 653: 

Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. George Voinovich [R-OH, 1999-2010] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 653, Secure Travel and Counterterrorism Partnership Act, 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) if the country has acceptable travel security measures and assists the U.S. in the War on Terror. It would require DHS to develop a system that collects basic biographical information and flight information of aliens traveling to the U.S.

S. 563: 

A bill to extend the deadline by which State identification documents shall comply with certain minimum standards and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

The bill would delay implementation of the REAL ID Act’s secure driver’s license/personal identification card standards by two years; would stipulate that if DHS determines that Federal or state electronic systems required to verify the validity and completeness of REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses or identification cards are not available to any state upon the implementation date, minimum standards for driver’s license and/or identification card issuance would not apply to any state until adequate electronic validation systems are available to all states; and would reinstate a disbanded

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.

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.

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.

S. 1038: 

AgJOBS Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1038, AgJOBS Act of 2009, would encourage more illegal immigration by rewarding certain illegal aliens who work in agriculture with amnesty.

H.R. 2414: 

Farmers’ Freedom Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. James Lankford [R-OK5] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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. 3146: 

American Innovation and Education Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Raúl Labrador [R-ID1] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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.

S. 2005: 

IRE Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Scott Brown [R-MA, 2010-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2005, the Irish Immigration Recognition and Encouragement Act, would expand the E-3 visa category to include up to 10,500 Irish nationals each year. As the Obama administration has a stated policy of waiving inadmissibility requirements for illegal aliens, and because this bill does not prevent the administration from doing so, this bill acts as a de facto amnesty for illegal Irish aliens in the United States.

S. 3217: 

Startup Act 2.0

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 3217, the Startup Act 2.0, would would create 50,000 new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) work visas for foreign students who graduate from a U.S. college with a master's degree or a Ph.D each year. The foreign students automatically earn 1-year work visa upon graduation and earn an additional 4-years if they are "actively engaged" at the end of the first year. At the end of the 5 year period, the foreign workers will be able for legal permanent worker status.

H.R. 6412: 

Attracting the Best and Brightest Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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.

S. 1965: 

Startup Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1965, the Startup Act of 2011, would create 50,000 new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) visas for foreign students who graduate from a U.S. college with a master's degree or a Ph.D. The bill also creates a new visa program for 75,000 new immigrant "entrepreneurs" -- individuals who already hold an H-1B visa and would be allowed 3 extra years to remain in the U.S. and operate a new business.

S. 3192: 

SMART Jobs Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 3192, the SMART Jobs Act, would allow foreign nationals to study for master's degrees and Ph.Ds. at American colleges and universities in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields on non-immigrant visas. However, once these individuals graduate, they are free to compete against American workers for jobs and will receive a work permit once they find a job. The bill also creates a new class of visa, the F-4 visa.

H.R. 3823: 

Adjusted Residency for Military Service Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Rivera [R-FL25, 2011-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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.

S. 3185: 

Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 3185, the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century Act (STAR) Act, would increase the number of high skilled STEM workers by 55,000 by eliminating the visa lottery. The bill also allows unused green cards allotted for STEM fields to be used in subsequent years. Furthermore, STEM master's degree holders can compete with U.S. workers immediately and receive a green card as soon as they are hired and Ph.D. holders receive a green card immediately.

H.R. 399: 

STAPLE Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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. 218: 

People Resolved to Obtain an Understanding of Democracy Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Joe Baca [D-CA43, 2003-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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. 2161: 

IDEA Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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: 

Refugee Protection Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA19] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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.

S. 1202: 

Refugee Protection Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1202, 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.

S. 952: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 952, 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."

H.R. 1842: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Rep. Howard Berman [D-CA28, 2003-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

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."

H.R. 1760: 

Immigration and Naturalization Investment Ventures for Engineering, Science, and Technology in America Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1760, the INVEST in America Act would provide 9,940 new conditional green cards per year for certain qualifying aliens in a field of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), who already have an F-1 (student) or H-1B (high skilled worker) visa. Qualifying aliens must have or be working toward a STEM graduate degree, establish and engage in a new commercial enterprise relevant to that STEM degree, and submit a business plan to create at least 5 new full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

H.R. 714: 

Startup Act 3.0

Sponsored by:  Rep. Michael Grimm [R-NY11] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 714, the Startup Act 3.0, would establish 125,000 new conditional permanent resident visas: 50,000 for graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and 75,000 for qualified immigrant entrepreneurs. STEM graduates must remain “actively engaged” in a STEM field for 5 years in order to retain the visa, which includes a year of diligently searching for employment and the remaining years employed in the U.S. in a STEM field.

H.R. 406: 

H.R. 406

Sponsored by:  Rep. José Serrano [D-NY15] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 406, would give immigration judges discretion to determine if an alien parent of a U.S. citizen child should be ordered removed, deported, or excluded, if such an order would be clearly against the best interests of the child. Certain aliens who pose at least one of several security threats or were engaged in sex trafficking do not count for the purposes of this bill.

H.R. 300: 

Visa Waiver for Israel Act of 2013

Sponsored by:  Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA30] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 300, the Visa Wavier for Israel Act, would deem the country of Israel to be a program country for the visa waiver program (VWP), effective once Israel has complied with various State Department and Homeland Security requests that focus on national security and information sharing. The VWP allows citizens from select qualifying countries to enter the U.S. for tourism or business for 90 days or less without first obtaining a visa.

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. 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. 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.

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. 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.

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