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.

S. 3100: 

Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Patrick “Pat” Toomey [R-PA] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 3100, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act, would help end sanctuary policies that aim to protect criminal aliens. The bill would define sanctuary jurisdictions as any state or local jurisdiction that fails to communicate with federal immigration agents and refuses to comply with detainer requests. The bill would also block certain federal funds from sanctuary cities and shield local police from liability when acting on behalf of a federal immigration request.

S. 358: Immigration Act of 1990 (1990)

Senate Floor Vote on S. 358 in 1990
S. 358 radically increased annual immigration numbers. Traditional American immigration had averaged around 250,000 a year until the 1980s when it dramatically rose to around 500,000. Then in 1990 Congress passed legislation that removed or increased limits in most immigration categories. Since then, immigration has risen to around 1,000,000 (one million) a year. The bill passed 81-17.

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. 2395: 

S. 2395

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2395 would open state assistance for incarcerating aliens charged with certain crimes (no longer just conviction) as well as aliens for whom immigration status is unable to be verified. The House companion bill is H.R. 5035.

S. 2161: 

Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. John “Jack” Reed [D-RI] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2161, the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 2015, would allow Liberian nationals to adjust to permanent resident status if they: (1) have been continuously present in the United States between January 1, 2013, through the date of status adjustment application; or (2) is the spouse, child, or unmarried son or daughter of such an alien.

S. 2146: 

Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act

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

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2146, the Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, would withhold certain federal funding from jurisdictions that enact sanctuary policies, require the Department of Homeland Security to create a public list of jurisdictions that have sanctuary policies in effect, protect local law enforcement from liability in holding criminal aliens for ICE pick-up, and increase penalties for illegal re-entry into the United States.

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.

S. 2091: 

Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Chuck Schumer [D-NY] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2091, the Jobs Originated through Launching Travel Act of 2015, would weaken interior enforcement by allowing the Department of Homeland Security to waive the maximum refusal rate used to determine if a country is eligible for the Visa Waiver Program.

S. 2440: 

Repeal ID Act of 2016

Sponsored by:  Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Oppose

S. 2440, the Repeal ID Act of 2016, would repeal the REAL ID Act that requires U.S. citizens and legal immigrants to carry tamper-proof and secure forms of identification and to require states to share information. REAL ID would require use of the secure IDs to board airplanes among other things. It's repeal would make it easier for illegal aliens to live and travel in the United States. The House companion bill is H.R. 4375 introduced by Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.).

S. 2538: 

A bill to provide resources and incentives for the enforcement of immigration laws in the interior of the United States and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to provide resources and incentives for the enforcement of immigration laws in the interior of the United States and for other purposes.

S. 2193: 

Kate’s Law

Sponsored by:  Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to increase penalties for individuals who illegally reenter the United States after being removed and for other purposes.

S. 2394: 

American Jobs First Act of 2015

Sponsored by:  Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX] in the 114th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 2394, the American Jobs First Act of 2015, would implement major reforms of the H-1B program including adding a minimum wage provision ($110,000), and increasing the fee for employers to $10,000. More than 90% of H-1Bs issued in 2013 were for positions that paid less than $110,000 per year. The bill would also end the Visa Lottery.

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