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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