H.R. 4412: 

Comprehensive Immigration Data And Technology Accountability Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to consolidate existing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services databases into a comprehensive database that allows real-time access to data, in order to improve customer service and enhance national security and public safety, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5506: 

State Accountability in Licensing Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit a driver’s license from being considered as proof of identity for purposes of employment eligibility verification if the state that issued the license permits the use of an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number that is not a Social Security number in the application process.

S. 2652: 

Border Tunnel Prevention Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to amend chapter 27 of title 18, United States code, to prohibit the unauthorized construction, financing, or, with reckless disregard, permitting the construction or use on one's land, of a tunnel or subterranean passageway between the United States and another country.

H.R. 5505: 

Federal Contract Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would bar any employer who is a repeat violator of unlawful employment statutes or is convicted of a related crime from receiving Federal contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements for two years.

To require the debarment from Federal contracts, grants, or cooperative agreements of employers who hire unauthorized aliens, and for other purposes.

H.R. 5484: 

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Patrick McHenry [R-NC10] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would allow a border state to use a portion of PATRIOT Act grant funds for state and local domestic preparedness support to construct physical barriers near the border to deter illegal crossings.

To allow border States to use a portion of certain Department of Homeland Security grants to build physical barriers to deter illegal crossings.

H.R. 5456: 

Illegal Immigration Crisis Response Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Dan Burton [R-IN5, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would prohibit admission to the United States (one year after enactment) without a passport or certain other documents, make English the official language, create an Office of Alien Registration for illegal aliens, provide identification cards to registered illegal aliens, deport illegal aliens that do not register, and provide temporary resident status to illegal aliens and subsequent adjustment to permanent residence.

To respond to the crisis of illegal immigration in the United States.

H.R. 5409: 

Social Security Number Fraudulent Use Notification Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. Sue Myrick [R-NC9, 1995-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would require DHS to promptly notify any individual whose Social Security number the agency has determined: (1) has been used in a fraudulent or otherwise illegal manner; or (2) that the SSN in an employer’s wage records does not match Social Security Administration records.

To amend title II of the Social Security Act to require that the Commissioner of Social Security notify individuals of improper use of their social security account numbers.

H.R. 5406: 

To suspend the visa waiver program until certain entry-exit control requirements are met, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Phil Gingrey [R-GA11] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would suspend the visa waiver program until certain entry-exit requirements are met, including making the US-VISIT entry-exit system fully operational, processing all nonimmigrants through that system, and installing biometric machine readers at all ports of entry.

To suspend the visa waiver program until certain entry-exit control requirements are met, and for other purposes.

H.R. 4830: 

Border Tunnel Prevention Act of 2006

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would penalize any person constructing or financing a border tunnel with up to 20 years’ imprisonment and anybody who recklessly permits others to construct or use such a tunnel on their land with up to 10 years’ imprisonment; and would punish those who use a border tunnel to smuggle aliens (including terrorists and criminals), weapons, drugs, and other illicit goods by doubling of the sentence for the underlying offense (i.e., up to 40 years’ imprisonment).

S. 2355: 

Border Tunnel Prevention Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to amend chapter 27 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the unauthorized construction, financing, or reckless permitting (on one's land) the construction or use of a tunnel or subterranean passageway between the United States and another country.

H.R. 4816: 

To amend chapter 27 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the unauthorized construction of tunnels between the United States and another country.

Sponsored by:  Rep. John “J.D.” Hayworth [R-AZ5, 2003-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

To amend chapter 27 of title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the unauthorized construction of tunnels between the United States and another country.

S. 2365: 

Scott Gardner Act

Sponsored by:  Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to improve sharing of immigration information among Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials, to improve State and local enforcement of immigration laws, and for other purposes.

H.R. 3150: 

Criminal Alien Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA49] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3150, Criminal Alien Accountability Act, would deter illegal-alien reentry by establishing mandatory minimum sentences for aliens who reenter the United States after being removed and for persons who assist aliens in reentering the United States.

H.R. 3381: 

L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D-CT3] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3381, the L-1 Nonimmigrant Reform Act, would provide much needed protections for American workers by preventing employers using the L-1 visa to hire foreign workers from displacing American workers to hire L-1s.

H.R. 1770: 

H.R. 1770

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1770 would require employers at critical infrastructure sites, including federal, state and local government buildings; military bases; nuclear energy sites; weapons sites; and airports, to participate in the Basic Pilot program to verify the identity and employment eligibility of employees.

H.Con.Res. 221: 

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would urge the President and the Secretary of Homeland Security to secure our borders and enforce our immigration laws.

Expressing the sense of the Congress that the President should immediately and unequivocally call for the enforcement of existing immigration laws in order to reduce the threat of a terrorist attack and to reduce the massive influx of illegal aliens into the United States.

H.R. 815: 

Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Scott Garrett [R-NJ5] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 815, the Financial Customer Identification Verification Improvement Act, would prohibit the use of identification cards issued by foreign governments, including Matricula consular cards, for purposes of verifying the identity of a person who opens an account at a financial institution.

S. 1168: 

A bill to amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to make inadmissible individuals who law enforcement knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe.

Sponsored by:  Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

A bill to amend section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to make inadmissible individuals who law enforcement knows, or has reasonable grounds to believe, seek entry into the United States to participate in illegal activities with criminal gangs located in the United States.

H.R. 1279: 

Gang Deterrence and Community Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

The bill would authorize funds for joint federal, state, and local investigation and prosecution of gangs in the United States. [Note: The bill has few provisions that directly affect immigration, but since gangs are heavily comprised of aliens, especially illegal aliens, it would result in better enforcement and higher removal rates.]

To amend title 18, United States Code, to reduce violent gang crime and protect law-abiding citizens and communities from violent criminals, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2933: 

Alien Gang Removal Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Randy Forbes [R-VA4] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 2933, the Alien Gang Removal Act, would prohibit members of violent criminal gangs from receiving Temporary Protected Status and make aliens who are members of violent criminal gangs inadmissible and deportable.

H.R. 3262: 

Employee Verification Accountability Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN7] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3262, the Employee Verification Accountability Act, would eliminate the series of fines ranging from $250 to $10,000 that current law provides for employers who hire illegal aliens and replace them with a single fine of $10,000 per violation.

H.R. 1325: 

H.R. 1325

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Tancredo [R-CO6, 1999-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1325 would repeal the H-1B visa category for temporary workers in specialty occupations.

H.Con.Res. 50: 

H.Con.Res. 50

Sponsored by:  Rep. Virgil Goode [R-VA5, 1997-2009] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.Con.Res. 50 was a concurrent resolution asking the President to refrain from transmitting the U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement to Congress. The U.S.-Mexico totalization agreement would reward certain illegal aliens from Mexico with Social Security benefits and potentially serve as an incentive for illegal immigration.

H.R. 368: 

Driver’s License Security and Modernization Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Thomas “Tom” Davis [R-VA11, 1995-2008] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 368, the Driver’s License Security and Modernization Act, would require states to verify that an applicant for a state-issued driver's license or ID card is legally in the country before issuing the card.

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. 19: 

To require employers to conduct employment eligibility verification.

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ken Calvert [R-CA42] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 19 would expand the voluntary pilot program that currently allows employers to verify an employee's legal status by making the program mandatory nationwide and phasing it in over seven years.

H.R. 98: 

Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. David Dreier [R-CA26, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 98, the Illegal Immigration Enforcement and Social Security Protection Act, would increase penalties against employers who hire illegal aliens and require employers to verify the legal status of potential employees who will be required to hold new Social Security cards with biometric identifiers. In addition, H.R. 98 calls for hiring 10,000 new Homeland Security Department investigators to enforce the law.

H.R. 1219: 

SAFE for America Act

Sponsored by:  Rep. Bob Goodlatte [R-VA6] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 1219, the SAFE for America Act, would eliminate the visa lottery that each year gives 50,000 green cards to people without any regard to humanitarian need, family connections, or potential contribution to the U.S.

H.R. 925: 

Identification Integrity Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Elton Gallegly [R-CA24, 2003-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 925, the Identification Integrity Act, would make it harder for illegal aliens to gain government services and to otherwise profit from their illegal activity by prohibiting federal agencies from accepting foreign issued IDs (except for passports).

S. 1362: 

Homeland Security Enhancement Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Sen. Jefferson “Jeff” Sessions [R-AL] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

S. 1362, the Homeland Security Enhancement Act, would clarify state and local law enforcement's ability to enforce immigration laws. The legislation would reduce the flow of new illegal aliens into the United States and also begin to slowly and steadily reducing the current illegal population.

H.R. 3137: 

CLEAR Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Charles “Charlie” Norwood [R-GA10, 2007-2007] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3137, the CLEAR Act, would bring our 700,000 state and local law officers on the beat with respect to immigration crimes and allow local law enforcement officials to detain and process illegal aliens, thus increasing interior enforcement. Of the many provisions of the CLEAR Act, some of the most important provide for: training on local officers in immigration law enforcement, increased in formation sharing regarding violations of immigration law among various law enforcement agencies, and additional resources to local law enforcement and Homeland Security.

H.R. 780: 

H.R. 780

Sponsored by:  Rep. A. Dutch Ruppersberger [D-MD2] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 780 would assure funding for additional Border Patrol agents for fiscal years 2006 through 2010.

H.R. 3322: 

USA Jobs Protection Act of 2005

Sponsored by:  Rep. Nancy Johnson [R-CT5, 2003-2006] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.R. 3322, the USA Jobs Protection Act, would implement reforms of the H-1B and L-1 visa programs aimed at preventing American high-tech workers from being displaced by foreign workers. It includes important protections for American workers, including prevailing wage and no-layoff provisions. It also extends current no-layoff provisions for H-1B dependent employers to all H-1B employers.

H.J.Res. 46: 

H.J.Res. 46

Sponsored by:  Rep. Ronald “Ron” Paul [R-TX14, 1997-2013] in the 109th congress

NumbersUSA's Position:  

Support

H.J.Res. 46 would create a constitutional amendment that would end the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to more than 300,000 anchor babies born to illegal-alien mothers in the United States each year.

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