Loretta Lynch Nomination: 

Loretta Lynch Nomination

Sponsored by:  Sen. Mitch McConnell [R-KY] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

NumbersUSA took an unusual step and scored the April 23, 2015 vote for the confirmation of Ms. Lynch as a vote against against the rule of law, and against the interests of American workers. The Office of the Attorney General, the top law enforcement office in the country, is a position that should be reserved for qualified individuals with the utmost regard for the rule of law. Unfortunately, while Ms. Lynch served honorably as the U.S.

S. 1814: 

Stop Sanctuary Cities Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. David Vitter [R-LA] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1814, the Stop Sanctuary Cities Act, would block certain DHS funding to jurisdictions that fail to cooperate with immigration enforcement agents. Unfortunately, the bill would stop short in that it does not require jurisdiction to notify ICE when they arrest an illegal alien, making it slightly weaker than similar legislation.

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.

S. 1842: 

Protecting American Lives Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1842, the Protecting American Lives Act, would block all federal funding to jurisdictions that prevent law enforcement agents from fully cooperating with federal immigration agents. The bill would require that jurisdictions notify ICE when they come in lawful contact with illegal aliens. The bill would also impose mandatory sentencing requirements for illegal aliens who re-enter the country after being removed.

S. 1812: 

Improving Cooperation with States and Local Governments and Preventing the Catch and Release of Criminal Aliens Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Chuck Grassley [R-IA] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 1812, the Improving Cooperation with States and Local Governments and Preventing the Catch and Release of Criminal Aliens Act of 2015, would simply encourage jurisdictions to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement agents rather than penalizing sanctuary cities. The bill would also include mandatory minimum sentencing for illegal aliens who re-enter the United States after being removed (Kate's Law), but overall, the bill would do nothing to discourage sanctuary cities.

S. 1843: 

Criminal Alien Notification Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jeff Flake [R-AZ] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1843, the Criminal Alien Notification Act, would require the Department of Homeland Security to create a system by which the agency can share information on illegal aliens with local jurisdictions. The bill would require DHS to notify local authorities when they release criminal aliens.

S. 1752: 

Criminal Alien Deportation Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. John McCain [R-AZ] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1752, the Criminal Alien Deportation Act, would require the Department of Homeland Security to detain criminal aliens who commit serious crimes and complete the removal process within 90 days, thereby preventing their release and jeopardizing public safety. The bill would also encourage in increase in the number of immigration judges and promote Operation Streamline, which focuses on stopping illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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