H.R. 3229: 

Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 107th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3229, the Visa Entry Reform Act, would implement an entry-exit system an an integrated database of biometric identifiers for every visa holder. It also would have created a comprehensive alien tracking and identification system. This would have reduced illegal immigration by decreasing the ability of a visa holder in the U.S. to overstay their visa and become an illegal alien.

S. 1627: 

Visa Entry Reform Act of 2001

Sponsored by:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] in the 107th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1627, the Visa Entry Reform Act, would create a comprehensive alien tracking and identification system that would implement an entry-exit system to check every visa holder upon entering and exiting the U.S. It would also help reduce the number of applicants who are denied refugee status but then fail to leave the country.

H.R. 10: 

9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dennis “Denny” Hastert [R-IL14, 1987-2007] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 10, the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act, would set federal standards for the issuance of driver's licenses and birth certificates. H.R. 10 would prohibit issuance of driver's licenses to illegal aliens and require that driver's licenses of temporary visa holders expire when their visa expires. As well, H.R. 10 contains provisions to prohibit the use of consular-issued ID cards. H.R. 10 would reduce asylum fraud by reaffirming that the burden of proof is on the asylum claimant, and that the adjudicator may require corroborating evidence in certain cases. H.R.

H.R. 946: 

Mass Immigration Reduction Act of 2003

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 108th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 946, the Mass Immigration Reduction Act, called for deep reductions in all categories of immigration, including: ending chain migration categories such as parents of adult children and siblings of adults, reducing the category of skilled workers to 5,000 per year from its current ceiling of 120,060 per year, limiting refugee admissions and asylee adjustments to a total of 25,000 annually and require that refugees and asylees reside legally in the United States for five years before they could apply for adjustment to permanent resident status, and ending the visa lottery. H.R.

S. 644: 

Widows and Orphans Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Sen. Samuel “Sam” Brownback [R-KS, 1996-2010] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 644, the Widows and Orphans Act, would increase asylum claims by creating a new special immigrant visa category for an unlimited number of women and children who are at risk of harm due to their gender and age. While it is difficult to estimate the numeric impact of this legislation, it is easy to imagine it would double the current 10,000 asylees who are allowed to become permanent residents each year.

H.R. 418: 

REAL ID Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R-WI5] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act, would set federal standards for the the issuance of driver's licenses and a legal presence requirement that would make illegal aliens ineligible for driver's licenses. As well, H.R. 418 would tie the driver's license expiration date of a temporary visa holder to the expiration date of their visa so that those who enter the country legally as visa holders, but become illegal aliens by overstaying their visas, will not have a valid driver's license after the date of the expiration of their visa.

H.R. 1941: 

Liberian Refugee Immigration Protection Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Patrick Kennedy [D-RI1, 1995-2010] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

H.R. 1941, Liberian Refugee Immigration Protection Act of 2007, would grant permanent lawful resident status to Liberian national aliens (including those present in the United States who have been ordered excluded, deported, removed, or ordered to depart voluntarily) who were eligible for Temporary Protected Status

H.R. 2486: 

President Gerald R. Ford Iraqi Ally and Refugee Responsibility Memorial Act of 2007

Sponsored by:  Rep. Gary Ackerman [D-NY5, 1993-2013] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

The bill would require the President to submit plans to Congress to accelerate the processing of Iraqi nationals’ petitions for refugee status, as well as the operation of the special immigrant visa program for Iraqi and Afghan translators; would require the President to submit to Congress legislative proposals to facilitate greater “acceptance by,” “relocation,” or “absorption into” the United States of Iraqis seeking admission into, or resettlement in, the United States due to a well-founded fear of persecution on account of employment by, or assistance to, the United States or other coal

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.

H.R. 463: 

H.R. 463

Sponsored by:  Rep. Diane Black [R-TN6] in the 113th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 463 would improve the U-Visa program through various adjustments to the existing system. First, the program is limited so that only spouses and children of U-Visa holders may accompany to join the recipient of the U-Visa. In order to prevent abuse of the system, the list of crimes that create U-Visa eligibility is limited to actual completed crimes. In other words, attempt, conspiracy, and solicitation to commit one of the crimes listed have been removed.

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.

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