S. 475: 

A bill to increase the number of Deputy United States Marshals that investigate immigration crimes.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Pete Domenici [R-NM, 1973-2009] in the 110th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would increase, in fiscal years 2008 through 2012, the number of Deputy U.S. Marshals investigating criminal matters related to immigration.

A bill to increase the number of Deputy United States Marshals that investigate immigration crimes.

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

S. 2804: 

Employ America Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Bernard “Bernie” Sanders [I-VT] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would require an employer to certify with the Department of Labor that they have not and will not lay off a large number of employees in order to employ foreign workers. Notice of a mass layoff within a 12 month period would result in the expiration of the employer’s foreign worker visas.

A bill to require employers to certify that they have not and will not lay off a large number of employees before they are allowed to employ foreign workers in the United States, and for other purposes.

S. 3963: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes.

S. 3962: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. Specifically, this version is identical to S.3827 except Sen. Durbin removed Section 3, which would have repealed Section 505 of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 prohibiting education benefits from being awarded to any unlawfully present individual unless that same benefit is offered to all U.S. citizens.

S. 3992: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. This version is similar language to S.3963 except Sen. Durbin made a number of modifications to counter specific areas of opposition to the bill.

S. 95: 

S. 95

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 95 would prevent sanctuary cities from receiving Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) funding. Sanctuary cities refuse to cooperate with federal immigration officials and their cities are safe havens for illegal aliens.

S. 3827: 

Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would amnesty certain illegal aliens under the pretense of providing educational opportunities for children. Specifically, this version is identical to the 2009 bill except Sen. Durbin removed “of good moral character since time of application” and replaced it with “of good moral character since date of the enactment of this act.” Also, he added a section limiting the application period to one year after the alien is admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned high school diploma or GED.

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. 1505: 

SAVE Act of 2009

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mark Pryor [D-AR] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

A bill to provide immigration reform by securing America's borders, clarifying and enforcing existing laws, and enabling a practical employer verification program, and for other purposes.

S. 1261: 

PASS ID Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI, 1990-2013] in the 111th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

No Position

The bill would support identity fraud and encourage benefits for illegal aliens by diluting the scope and authority of the REAL ID Act. This bill is advertised as a way to give states more legal and financial flexibility for providing secure state identification, but the result is a return to the way states issued IDs prior to 9/11, the 9/11 Commission, and the REAL ID Act.

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.

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.

S. 3083: 

Responsible Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Sen. Marco Rubio [R-FL] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 3083, the Responsible Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Act, would end the child tax credit loophole that illegal aliens claim, defrauding American taxpayers of billions of dollars each year.

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.

S. 1856: 

A bill to prohibit Federal funding for lawsuits seeking to invalidate specific State laws that support the enforcement of Federal immigration laws.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jim DeMint [R-SC, 2005-2013] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

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.

S. 2167: 

American Jobs in American Forests Act of 2012

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Merkley [D-OR] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

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.

S. 2266: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

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.

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.

S. 86: 

S. 86

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 86 would prevent illegal aliens from receiving credit cards. The bill would require the banks that issue credit cards to ensure that those granted credit cards are in the United States legally by obliging the banks to verify the identity of applicants using REAL ID-compliant documents.

S. 169: 

A bill to prohibit appropriated funds from being used in contravention of section 642(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prevent Community Oriented Policing Services Program (COPS) funding from being used to uphold “sanctuary policies,” which prevent law enforcement officials in local municipalities from investigating immigration status or reporting immigration violations to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE). COPS is important to city, tribal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies because it awards grants used to update technology, hire and train police officers, and develop crime fighting strategies. Please see H.R.1764 for the House Companion legislation.

S. 723: 

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 112th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 723, Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, would end the process of granting automatic citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. This would put an end to a major source of U.S. population growth and remove an incentive for illegal immigration. It has been, and is currently, U.S. policy to automatically grant U.S. citizenship to the babies born to illegal aliens in the United States -- some 300,000 to 350,000 a year according to a spring 2005 article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Not only do these births represent additional U.S.

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."

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.

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