S. 129: 

Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Ron Johnson [R-WI] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 129, the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015, would: 1) Prohibit the President's use of granting parole to illegal aliens; 2) Prohibit the Administration from granting work permits to all illegal aliens; 3) Defund all executive actions on immigration, including all memos issued by the Department of Homeland Security; 4) Close the loophole that played a large role in last summer's border surge by treating illegal aliens from non-contiguous countries the same as contiguous countries, making them easier to remove; 5) Prohibit illegal aliens from accessing Social Security, medicare, and benefits from the Affordable Care Act; 6) Reinstate the Secure Communities program; 7) Restrict federal funding to municipalities that provide sanctuary to illegal aliens; 8) Prohibit the government from providing legal council to illegal aliens in removal proceedings; and 9) Restrict the Administration's ability to grant and extend Temporary Protected Status to illegal aliens. The bill would also increase pay for ICE agents.

S. 1889: 

REBUILD Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1899, the REBUILD Act, would allow refugee applicants to receive a work permit while they're waiting for their case to be decided. This legislation would likely increase the level fraud in a program that's already riddled with fraud.

H.R. 2029: 

Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles Dent [R-PA15] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

Making appropriations for military construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. The legislation included provisions that would potentially quadruple the H-2B program for FY2016 and increase refugee resettlement by 21%.

S. 2435: 

Defend America Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mark Kirk [R-IL] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2435, the Defend America Act of 2015, would halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria or Iraq. It would also require the Department of Homeland Security to send information on refugees to the states before being resettled.

S. 2145: 

Middle East Refugee Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2016

Sponsored by:  Sen. Lindsey Graham [R-SC] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2145, the Middle East Refugee Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2016, would provide funding to increase the number of refugees resettled in the United States each year from an average of 70,000 to 100,000 per year.

H.R. 4143: 

Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ron DeSantis [R-FL6] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4143, the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act of 2015, would halt the resettlement of refugees from countries that contain terrorist controlled areas unless certified by the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Director of National Intelligence.

H.R. 4074: 

H.R. 4074

Sponsored by:  Rep. Austin Scott [R-GA8] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 4074 would halt all refugee resettlement until both chambers of Congress passed a joint resolution. The bill would also require the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report to Congress each year detailing the nationality of resettled refugees.

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